Best PHP tools
Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:13 PM
I would like to ask you, what software are you using for developing with PHP, especially debugging PHP scripts?
I am using phpED. It has debugger feature, but it is quiet poor.
Do you have any suggestions, about good debugger? or you can offer some other good tools for PHP developer?
Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:41 PM
"Never memorize what you can look up in books."
Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:15 PM
And the best I found thus far is Netbeans, hands down the best one.
For me, a nice coding environment right now is, Netbeans + nice cold afternoon in my confortable room + can of Redbull (so i dont fall asleep) + Yii + Doctrine + Compass.
Only thing that beats that is not having to work at all xD
Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:49 AM
I din't know about Doctrine. I am seeing that is as ORM mapper. I don't understand, why are you using doctrine together with Yii? (Active Record is an ORM)
Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:21 AM
For debugging, write tests! Seriously.
Best PHP IDE for me is NetBeans -- which is also great for Ruby, Java and Python.
NB's integration of xdebug is great with Yii. If you want to examine how and when things are done, then step through Yii's code with appropriate breakpoints. Just include Yii's framework in your project's include path.
Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:47 AM
In support of NetBeans.... big, big plus.
Worked in PHP Expert Editor before... If I need just to view a PHP file, I use PHP Expert Editor, but if I work at a project... NetBeans the best decision!
My twitter :D
Posted 09 September 2009 - 02:51 PM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:11 PM
Heh, heh, you drank the Java can't be as fast as "native" KoolAid. Welcome to the 1990s. Gen up on HotSpot and JIT. Java, heck Ruby under JRuby, can be faster than "native". I run most Rails stuff under the glassfish gem on JRuby. Uber fast!
Also, vim has an excellent replicate-textmate plug-in, snipMate. Who needs a Mac?
Heh, heh, you use ftp too. I used to love archie and gopher... back in the 80s
Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:48 PM
Just run ctags -R . and you can jump around every function of yii or your own application by :tag <classname>.
No need for such big Applications like Netbeans or anything else...