My favourite editor is Komodo Edit (free and crossplatform) and I use it for my everyday coding work. Just recently I found out how to make it help me to work with Yii. :) So follow these steps:
- Create your webapplication.
- Start Komodo Edit.
- Create new project.
Project Properties and Settings(Project → Properties).
- In dialog that appears choose
Directory and File Filtersand specify your application folder (e.g. WebRoot/testdrive).
- In the same dialog choose
Languages->PHPand add the path to your
yii/frameworkfolder by clicking add button. And that's it. Now you can enjoy code completion and calltips for Yii classes, methods/functions.
But I must give you two remarks:
- It takes time to parse all the Yii files and it may seem not to work at first. Be patient.
- Unless you remove
yii/framework folderin calltips you will see only function name with the list of its parameters. But if you do remove
yiilite.phpyou'll be able to see much more information about the function. Of course you must do it before step 6 above.
Hope my little article will be of some use for you.