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Best Php IDE?
what is the best php ide

 1:09 pm on Jan 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

i am checking many IDE's for php like zend, nusphere, Please tell me which you think is the best php IDE

wll be very thankful to u guys..



 4:05 pm on Jan 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm pretty happy with Zend, but I've never used any other IDE.


 5:09 pm on Jan 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, hoxspeed.

I've been using Eclipse and absolutely love it. It's open source (FREE)!


 9:39 pm on Jan 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is eclipse for everyone? (I mean will it work right out of the box?)
doesn't it need dedicating sometime to learn about it
Further I heard that install is not a piece of cake?
Although I did not try it


 10:34 pm on Jan 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I use phpIDE, or jedit along with an installation of apache, php and mysql...


 4:35 am on Jan 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thx guys for your valueable comments, Can we conclude in the current Professional Environment of php development which is best suitable and meet all requirements and also cheapest

Wlll be thankful to you guys


 5:32 am on Jan 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

When I was using Linux, I really liked Screem and Kate. Now I am back to XP (wish I could have Photoshop on Linux) and am using Notepad++.

I have tried ConTEXT (free), PHP Designer 2008 (Commercial), and Eclipse (free). All were pretty nice, but I just went back to the basics with NotePad++. My second choice would be PHP Designer.


 7:44 am on Jan 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

PSPad for me. Thats also free. In the past I used jEdit, Context and Crimson Editor. Each to his own. Its finding the right one for you. PHP Designer is indeed very nice, as is Rapid PHP Editor.



 6:26 pm on Jan 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Crimson Editor for me. Very lightweight and nice syntax highlighting. Doesn't do code completion but I've learned so much more after not relying on an editor to complete code for me.


 5:41 pm on Jan 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Come on folks, the topic of this thread is IDEs, not just editors. To name a few things an IDE can do and plain editors won't do:

  • code completion of user-defined functions, variables and constants, including those defined somewhere else in the project
  • debugging: trace events step by step during script execution. track down bugs.
  • dependency checking: are all your include()s and require()s correct.
  • profiling: find script bottlenecks by listing execution times of all function calls


 5:57 pm on Jan 6, 2008 (gmt 0)



 2:51 pm on Jan 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Has anybody tried CodeCharge Studio?
My apologies for posting URL in previous post.


 3:03 pm on Jan 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Can we conclude in the current Professional Environment of php development which is best suitable and meet all requirements and also cheapest

I think dreamcatcher has stated it best so far, hoxspeed:

Its finding the right one for you.

Whether it be a text editor or a full-blown Integrated Development Environment (IDE), it has to be something that meets your needs and programming style. Your requirements for an interface may be quite different than another programmer. Your budget and another's budget for development tools can also be quite different.

To answer a question posed by henry0 earlier, an IDE may indeed have a slightly larger learning curve as there are more components than just the editor itself. However, learning to use the editor interface of the IDE is comparable to learning how to use any other editor, in my humble opinion.


 5:31 pm on Jan 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

ihave always liked the active state ide Komodo but its dam expensive(more than VS) the last time I looked and they wanted a yearly fee not a one of payment when I last looked

I like the native Mysql tools admin and query browser that mysql do better quality that the database in fact.


 5:56 am on Jan 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks a lot
for your valueable comments to find Best Php IDE

[edited by: jatar_k at 1:43 pm (utc) on Jan. 9, 2008]


 3:27 pm on Jan 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Usually when I am working, photoshop, flash, paintpro, swish etc remains open on my desktop. I don't know why but so far I have loved working with DreamWeaver. I like it very much and work very quickly with it. For beginners, I discourage them to use IDEs which adds lots of code automatically. You need to start with notepad or dreamweaver kind of thing which can mostly help you with syntax highlighting and toop tips etc but not ready made cakes for the newbies :) .. it doesn't allow you to learn things deeply.

For Java, however, I like NetBeans 6.0


 3:52 pm on Jan 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

really, you like netbeans? i used it a few times and it well, kinda blows. textpad is the way to go for all my php, java, html, css, js needs. it's simple and quick. kinda like a more advanced version of notepad, which is also good.


 5:42 am on Jan 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I like Bluefish for Linux.


 4:57 pm on Jan 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

about netBeans, you should avoid it if you have less RAM and poor processor. Because it is heavier than Eclipse and other competitors but at the same time you get lots of additional features. I am talking about Java programming with netbeans and not PHP, btw.

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