Forum focusing on the techniques of image manipulation and graphic creation within a variety of programs. Members can not only exchange ideas, but share files with each other so as to improve their skills.
XAMPP is a totally free (open source) web development test server that - within one install - provides support for PHP and MySQL amongst other things within the Windows OS. There are version of this same software for other OS types such as Mac and Linux.
Notepad++ is a totally free (open source) source code editor program with lots of bells and whistles included a color coded syntax assistance. Can also function as a text editor as it does support spell checking.