jEdit has a nice SFTP plugin which allows you to edit remote files as if they're on your local machine.
I've been working with the Netbeans IDE lately. It's nice, but lacking a decent SFTP plugin.
A little searching revealed Dokan which allows you to build a ssh file system on your Windows machine.
Setup is a bit awkward. You need two downloads. One is the needed libraries, the other is a simple app/GUI which allows you to mount the remote file system as Windows drive letters N:, T: etc.
So far it seems to work as advertised. And free!
*Update : 2010-03-05*
Installing Dokan SSHFS has become a bit more difficult. As mentioned above, you first need to download and install the Dokan library, and then download and install Dokan SSHFS.
There is a are new versions of the Dokan library (0.5.0 and 0.5.1). Unfortunately, the Dokan SSHFS is incompatible with these new libraries.
So here's what I did (as instructed by dokan-dev.net) :
- Download and install Dokan library 0.5.0. into C:\Program Files\Dokan\DokanLibrary
- Download and install Dokan SSHFS into C:\Program Files\Dokan\DokanSSHFS
- Download dokan_sshfs_for_dokan-050.zip and unzip.
- Copy the two upzipped files to :
- C:\Program Files\Dokan\DokanSSHFS\DokanSSHFS.exe
- C:\Program Files\Dokan\DokanSSHFS\DokanNet.dll
- (You may want to rename to 'original' file names above before copying)