The best PHP IDEs compared: to increase your productivity

by on October 11, 2006 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED October 11, 2006


Discover what you should expect from an integrated development environment (IDE), and compare the cost and benefits of seven popular IDE choices for PHP.

From the article:
An IDE provides a one-stop shop for your coding work. An IDE contains an editor in which you can edit the code, debug the code, view your code in a browser (often embedded), and check in and out of source code control. To support that functionality, an IDE has a set of features you don't find in a basic editor, such as Notepad or Vim. Again, you can extend editors to do a lot of these things, but IDEs have all this functionality in one tidy package

Read more at IBM developerworks...

On a related note, my friend is hard core php developers and he recommends Zend's Eclipse PHP IDE.

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1 bivab October 25, 2006 at 1:00 pm

for eclipse to run the php in linux in jdk what r the settings to be set for classpath.and that should be set forever in the linux box.if i’ll restart the system that should be set proper.Any solution pls inform me.


2 nixCraft October 25, 2006 at 2:19 pm


Add your classfile and other settings to .bash_profile file. It is located in your home directory. /home/your-name/.bash_profile


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