What is Padre?An IDE for Perl built in Perl.What is Strawberry Perl?A binary executable for Windows to enable Perlinterpretation.
The Hardware10.1 inch Asus Eee PC Netbook Model#: 1015 PE
Installing Padre in Windows• Via the cpan client that is available in Strawberry Perl. ( Best approach for updated version but takes about 1 ½ hours to install )• Via the msi executable that will have Padre and Strawberry Perl. ( old version of Editor )
View• Outline – List elements of current code.• Bookmarks – Save state of current line being viewed.• Project Browser – Great way to navigate across modules for a project.• Full screen (F11 to enable full screen)• Output – Returns the output of script execution. ( F5 to run script)
Using the Outline Panel• Double click an element will show the current line of the element in the file.• Right click will show 2 options – Show current line of element. – Show documentation ( if element is a module or pragma ).
Debugging interface• Menu driven – No shortcut keys.( can be solved by key binding ) – Driven by mouse clicks.
Tools• Key Binding – Great for custom shortcuts.• Regex editor – Makes complicated regex easy.• Plugin Manager – Manages Plugins that are available for use.• Plugin Tools – Allows a user to create his/her own plugins.
My thoughts• I really like the ease of use.• It is hard to start because it is not packaged for installation of latest version.• Makes learning regex easy & fun.• Running on a net book is ok but a PC should be better.• Should have a introduction book for beginners.
How to contribute• Via IRC chat ( server: irc.perl.org server ) – Chat room: # padre• Mailing list ( subscribe on link below ) – http://mail.perlide.org/mailman/listinfo/padre-dev• Enable Padre Popularity Contest Plugin• Check out the link below for other ways to contribute – http://padre.perlide.org/getting_involved.html