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The best PHP IDEs compared: to increase your productivity

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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  • bivab October 25, 2006, 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.

  • nixCraft October 25, 2006, 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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