Just some ponderings on something I’ve been thinking of more and more lately.
I like trying to help fellow independent software developers out. It’s a tough way of life to be a lone wolf or small-team developer with no big budget behind you. A few lean sales months and poverty can be knocking on your door. I believe though, that by helping each other we can make things better. So I will continue to give shout-outs to indie-developed products, games, and tools that I find to provide superior solutions.
Today, I’m going to give a plug to phpDesigner (http://www.mpsoftware.dk/). It’s probably the best IDE I’ve encountered for modern web development with PHP. When I started improving the WM website last year, I went looking for a good webdev IDE, and was dissatisfied with all of them until I stumbled across Michael’s product. And he seems to be a nice guy as well, with good software business ethics.
So, if you’re in the market as I was, check it out! Maybe if all of us indie developers help promote each others products, we can all profit from it.