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Best PHP tools

(Mh) #41

One should add that PHPStorm is only free if you work on OpenSource projects.


Guys, i’m not sure, why you vote this message down. I’m not responsible for this and i’m not involved with that project at all

(Ekerazha) #42

I can’t find big differences between 6.8 and 6.9 final… however the FTP client of NetBeans 6.9 is MUCH better than before (it uses a tree instead of a table and it can also upload empty folders now).

(Czihong) #43

I tried to use eclipse before, but I find Netbean 6.9 is much better for yii and php

(Rajcspalani) #44

(Ak) #45

vim of course, what else could you need? :)

(Mh) #46

Always good to hear that i’m not alone ;D

(Mr Riverlet) #47

I want to try NB now. :rolleyes:

(Rad8329) #48

Netbeans 6.9 debugging is so good, try the new annotations feature like @propertie and many more. NetBeans 100%

(Binkabir) #49

interestingly nobody said anytin about zend studio, even though its slow i love it alot,

Nusphere too is pretty good <_<

(Gevik) #50

Yes, NetBeans is very good. It is the only IDE we have decided to support for the Ext4Yii Framework.

(Monshipouri) #51

NetBeans IDE is a good choice as well as you can use its code complementation with Yii framework. For debugging, I am using Xdebug. You can use it with Netbeans IDE as well.

(Linuxnizer) #52

Wow…I don’t have a Mac but I was blown away by screencasts of Textmate. Will give Netbeans a shot. Oh yes, thanks also for mentioning Compass & Doctrine. Will dive in buddy


(Digger A) #53

Currently I use Netbeans, which I believe is the best choice for php development in Linux.

I also used: Komodo, Aptana, Eclipse.

Yes, you can as “true” linux guy use vim/emacs with plugins. But I’m fully satisfied with Netbeans at this time.

(Mh) #54

For the vim users among us, please check out this topic:


(Alex Radionov) #55

Netbeans + xdebug are pretty good both.

(Anupam Sam) #56

Now i am wondering how Netbeans + xdebug work! i tried all the options as described by netbeans & xDebug but i couldn’t get it working.

i am using NB 6.9.1 WAMP 2.1

this is my php.ini config. i tried putting it in both at the php folder and apache folder.

; XDEBUG Extension

zend_extension = "D:/wamp/bin/php/php5.3.5/zend_ext/php_xdebug-2.1.0-5.3-vc6.dll"


xdebug.remote_enable = on

xdebug.profiler_enable = off

xdebug.profiler_enable_trigger = off

xdebug.profiler_output_name = cachegrind.out.%t.%p

xdebug.profiler_output_dir = "D:/wamp/tmp"

xdebug.remote_port = 9000

xdebug.remote_handler = dbgp



any clue!

(Yii) #57

I used EditPad, then Dreamweaver for a short period, then checked Expression Web out, went to Eclipse and now I am totally satisfied with NetBeans.

But xdebug never worked with NetBeans here :(

(Alexdavis 1) #58

i find netbeans easier to use

(Alexdavis 1) #59

how different is netbeans comapred to dreamweaver

(Yii) #60

Well, I don’t know how I can compare them. That’s been a long time.

Netbeans is just better.