Perl Editor and IDE Features

EditRocket, a Text and Source Code Editor with support for over 20 programming languages, includes a powerful Perl editor and IDE that strives to make Perl development quick and easy.

The Perl editor included in EditRocket includes many tools and features to aid in Perl development. See below for information on the Perl specific tools offered by EditRocket.

See the General Highlights section at the bottom of the page for more of what EditRocket has to offer.

Perl Editor

Perl Source Code Builder

With EditRocket, there is no need to memorize Perl APIs. All of this information is contained in the Perl Code Builder. The code builder includes information on the functions contained in the Perl library, for example, Array, File, List, String, and many more.

The Code Builder works by allowing users to select a function category, such as String, and then it displays function signature and function description information for all functions in the selected category. The user can copy the function name to the editor, and the signature will display as a tooltip. For more information, see the following: Perl Code Builder

Perl Sidekick

Code Perl more efficiently with the The Perl Sidekick. The sidekick gives users the ability to quickly enter many common Perl constructs into the text editor with the click of a button, or via customizable keyboard shortcuts. Some examples of sidekick options are control statements such as for, while, if, etc., and try blocks. The Perl sidekick also includes a tab for the Perl Function Navigator to allow users to jump to a function in the current editor with the click of a button. For more information, see the following: Perl Sidekick

Perl Function Navigator

Jump from function to function quickly with the Perl Function Navigator. The navigator parses the editor contents for Perl functions and displays them in a clickable list. Clicking an option from the list takes the user directly to the point in the editor where the function is defined.

Execute Perl Programs

Users can execute Perl programs and view the standard and error output using the Tools -> Execute Program -> Execute Perl Program menu option.

Show in Web Browser / Web Server Integration

Users can view perl scripts in the web browser by selecting the File -> Show in Web Browser option. The first time launch of this tool will prompt users to enter the local web server information. EditRocket will then build the appropriate URL, and create temporary files if necessary to diplay the perl script in the web browser.

General Highlights

Text Editor Text Editor   Coding Tools Coding Tools
  Macros, coding inserts, plugins, syntax highlighting, and more.     Sidekicks, code builders, function navigators, program execution, and more.
Web Development Tools Web Development Tools   Validators Validators
  CSS style builder, HTML tag builder, tag navigators, and much more.     XML, HTML, and CSS validators
Search Tools Search Tools   Auto Completion and Lookup Auto Completion and Lookup
  Regular expression capable find and replace, find / replace in files across the entire file system and more.     Auto code completion, tag completion, and lookup for many programming languages.
File System Browser File System Browser   File Compare File Compare
  Browse files and directories, perform file operations, and more.     Compares files similar to the Unix diff command.
FTP SFTP Client FTP and SFTP Client      
  Connect to SFTP and FTP servers. Browse, upload, download, rename, and delete files and directories and much more.      

Additional Features

  • Syntax highlighting for over 20 programming languages
  • The programming editor behind RazorSQL, a popular database query tool, since 2004
  • File tools such as head, tail, regular expression search, move, copy, and delete
  • Customizable and pre-defined code templates
  • Spell Checker
  • Works with all major operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.