[FAQ] PHP editors/IDE

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R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah

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Mar 16, 2005, 1:18:24 PM3/16/05
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Q: What is the best IDE for PHP?
Q: Which PHP IDE supports debugging, autocompletion, syntax
highligting, etc?
A: There are so many IDEs available. Some popular IDEs are:
Free:
1. PHPEdit <http://www.waterproof.fr/products/PHPEdit/>
.Windows.Commercial, Free for personal use
2. PHP Designer 2005 <http://www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php>
Windows. Freeware
3. Maguma Open Studio <http://sourceforge.net/projects/openstudio>
Windows. Open source
4. PHP Coder <http://www.phpide.de/> Windows. Free
5. Dev-PHP <http://devphp.sourceforge.net/dev3/> Windows. Open source
6. PHP Eclipse <http://www.phpeclipse.de/> Eclipse plugin

Commercial:
1. Zend Studio <http://www.zend.com/store/products/zend-studio/>
Multi-platform
2. Macromedia Dreamweaver
<http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver/> Multi-platform
3. Maguma Workbench <http://www.maguma.com/> Multi-platform
4. ActiveState Komodo <http://www.activestate.com/Products/Komodo/>
Multi-platform
5. TruStudio <http://www.xored.com/trustudio> Eclipse plugin

Refer:
http://www.thelinuxconsultancy.co.uk/phpeditors.php

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@todo Cleanup

R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah

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Apr 3, 2005, 3:30:38 PM4/3/05
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Q: What is the best IDE for PHP?
Q: Which PHP IDE supports debugging, autocompletion, syntax
highligting, etc?

A: There are so many IDEs available. Some popular IDEs are:

Free:
1. PHPEdit <http://www.waterproof.fr/products/PHPEdit/> Windows.


Commercial, Free for personal use
2. PHP Designer 2005 <http://www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php>
Windows. Freeware
3. Maguma Open Studio <http://sourceforge.net/projects/openstudio>
Windows. Open source

4. Dev-PHP <http://devphp.sourceforge.net/dev3/> Windows. Open source
5. PHP Eclipse <http://www.phpeclipse.de/> Eclipse plugin

Commercial:
1. Zend Studio <http://www.zend.com/store/products/zend-studio/>
Multi-platform
2. Macromedia Dreamweaver
<http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver/> Multi-platform
3. Maguma Workbench <http://www.maguma.com/> Multi-platform
4. ActiveState Komodo <http://www.activestate.com/Products/Komodo/>
Multi-platform
5. TruStudio <http://www.xored.com/trustudio> Eclipse plugin

Refer:
http://www.thelinuxconsultancy.co.uk/phpeditors.php

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@revision 2 Zend Studio Standard is free. Removing PHP Coder; some
news and the interface prove that PHP Coder is now Maguma Open Studio
@todo Cleanup. Check what is Zend Studio Personal Edition
<https://www.zend.com/store/freeware.php> and if it available

J-Vladimir

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Apr 6, 2005, 6:23:37 PM4/6/05
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NuSphere PhpED IDE, http://www.nusphere.com/

R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah

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Apr 6, 2005, 10:38:50 PM4/6/05
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J-Vladimir wrote:
> NuSphere PhpED IDE, http://www.nusphere.com/

Thanks. Should add this one too.

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Weird-beard

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Apr 7, 2005, 4:55:16 AM4/7/05
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In my opinion, eclipse is one of the best choices for developing, key
features are,
- Development for various environments and languages
That one is important because when you have to develop in various
languages, that could be for different projects, for each IDE, you have
to learn a bunch of new standarts.
I was using Nusphere for php, Dreamweaver for html, css, js,Dreamweaver
for asp, Visual Studio for asp.net, some other tool for python, some
other tool for c++. This means that you have to spend some time for
learning all of these tools, and would not have any common usage. Using
eclipse, it is possible to use them in all one ide, learning once using
for many cases.
- The support for software engineering
Eclipse has support for tools such as case tools, uml modeling tools
etc., Language independent, code generation tools mostly, maybe reverse
engineering support.
- Todo list, including the files and row numbers
You can use the todo list and add tasks, then after a while when you
return back to the tasks, you can go to the file and line that the task
is related to,
- Extensible templating engine
A good templating engine where you can declare variables and use them
in your templates, making code generation properties of eclipse very
powerful,
- A lot of plugins
Plugins such as palm plugin, for development on palmos, desing
pattern building and lots and lots.

I think soon a lot of open source projects for development on eclipse
will emerge, extending its possibilities.

- Bad sides

The code completion is not good, HTML support is poor, lacking of
WYSIWYG editor.

Any comments ?

Joe Estock

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Apr 7, 2005, 6:32:54 PM4/7/05
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Just one. vim > *

Joe Estock

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Apr 7, 2005, 6:33:44 PM4/7/05
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Just one. vim > * (sorry if this posted twice)

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R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah

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Apr 17, 2005, 8:33:54 AM4/17/05
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Q: What is the best IDE for PHP?
Q: Which PHP IDE supports debugging, autocompletion, syntax
highligting, etc?

A: There are so many IDEs available. Some popular IDEs are:

Commercial, Free for personal use.


2. PHP Designer 2005 <http://www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php>
Windows. Freeware
3. Maguma Open Studio <http://sourceforge.net/projects/openstudio>
Windows. Open source
4. Dev-PHP <http://devphp.sourceforge.net/dev3/> Windows. Open source
5. PHP Eclipse <http://www.phpeclipse.de/> Eclipse plugin

Commercial:
1. Zend Studio <http://www.zend.com/store/products/zend-studio/>
Multi-platform

2. NuSphere PhpED IDE <http://www.nusphere.com/> Multi-platform


3. Maguma Workbench <http://www.maguma.com/> Multi-platform

4. Macromedia Dreamweaver
<http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver/> Multi-platform
5. ActiveState Komodo <http://www.activestate.com/Products/Komodo/>
Multi-platform
6. TruStudio <http://www.xored.com/trustudio> Eclipse plugin

Commercial IDEs especially Zend, NuSphere and Maguma are
trend-setters in IDE and have Unicode supporttoo.

Refer:
http://www.thelinuxconsultancy.co.uk/phpeditors.php

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@revision 2 Zend Studio Standard is free. Removing PHP Coder; some
news and the interface prove that PHP Coder is now Maguma Open Studio

@revision 3 +NuSphere PhpED

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