NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta: Geared for PHP Development!

WOW! It’s a great IDE man! http://netbeans.dzone.com/articles/netbeans-ide-65-beta-offers-bu

Thanks to Lioyd Dunn to develop such a great plug-in for NetBeans IDE.

I use NetBeans IDE for long days for J2ME and Java development. Now I’m very happy to see the full support for PHP development. I used Eclipse IDE, Zend Studio for PHP development. But after using NetBeans IDE for PHP my opinion is, it is the best IDE for PHP based web development. It also provides good support for javascript, css, html.

Web developers increasingly tackle large-scale projects that use PHP together with MySQL, they stand to benefit from an IDE that can efficiently manage their growing code base. Fortunately, the newly released NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta arrives tailor-made to help PHP developers with their particular coding requirements. (Watch the screencast here.)

With the NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta, web developers can now enjoy a robust PHP editing environment that includes all the standard features NetBeans users enjoy, such as: code completion, syntax highlighting, marking of occurrences, refactoring, code templates, pop-up documentation, easy code navigation, editor warnings, a task list, as well as a debugger.

Because PHP projects typically connect to MySQL databases, NetBeans engineers have also made a concerted effort to cater to this configuration. Plus, PHP developers wary of the hefty download of a full-featured IDE will be pleased to discover that the NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta is available as a PHP-only distribution that weighs in at a tight 20MB.

5 Responses to “NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta: Geared for PHP Development!”

  1. Wen Says:

    Thank you for the praise for NetBeans IDE for PHP! I’d love to hear more feedback about what works or doesn’t work for you in our Beta release. Especially debugging via xdebug and also our JavaScript support.

  2. kalyway Says:

    I just tried it. quite good and easy to use. I am trying to learn more. If there is a list of code templates i can find, it will save me a lot of time.

  3. prantosh Says:

    how can i get the design view or how can i design the web page in this environment ? Is this to be done only by code writing ?

  4. geraldanto Says:

    Hello,
    how can debug php in netbeans6.8.
    it is instructed about XDebug but when go to down load
    XDebugger.dll i couldnt get exact file.Where to get it?
    is it possible ZendDebugger.dll instead of XDebug.

    Thanks,
    Gerald Anto Fernando

  5. codelobster Says:

    I prefer Codelobster PHP Edition: http://www.codelobster.com


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