Other IDEs and Editors

Other IDEs and Editors

A host of other development environments is available for the professional PHP developer. Some are more useful than others, depending on what you want to use them for. For example, PHPEdit, for Windows, offers a bunch of useful editing tools as well as a debugger. It is available for download free of charge at http://www.waterproof.fr/products/PHPEdit. Very briefly, some of its main features are as follows:

  • Syntax Highlighting

  • Code Hint, Code Insight

  • Integrated PHP debugger

  • Help Generator

  • Customizable shortcuts

  • More than 100 scriptable commands

  • Keyboard templates

  • To-do report generator

  • QuickMarks

  • Plug-ins

Here are some other IDEs and editors you may want to take a look at:

  • PHPEclipse: http://www.phpeclipse.de/tiki-view_articles.php

  • EditPlus: http://www.editplus.com/

  • NuSpherePHPEd: http://www.nusphere.com/products/index.htm

  • PHPCode: http://www.phpide.de/

This ends our brief discourse on PHP-based IDEs. Of course, simply because we haven't covered all the options available doesn't mean that they aren't worth looking at. For example, NuSphere's PHPEd provides tons of advanced features such as code completion, debugging, profiling, and deployment facilities, among other things. As an IDE, it has received some acclaim and is well worth looking over.

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