[wp-hackers] Which PHP IDE do you use?

Louis McCoy louie at louiemccoy.com
Thu Mar 24 23:56:34 UTC 2011

I'd throw my support to Komodo as well. PHP bug-checking and including ALL
the WordPress functions (assuming you tell it where the code is) as well as
jQuery syntax helpers is invaluable. Best IDE I think I've ever used, bar
none. The free version is almost as good as the full IDE:
http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit and is certainly good for the "try it
before you buy it" bit.

But like Dave said, they're like cars or sports teams - everyone prefers
something different. I recommend installing several free ones, giving them
all a good shot, and making your decision after you've used them all.


On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 6:59 PM, Aaron D. Campbell <aaron at xavisys.com>wrote:

> Well, it doesn't fit your budget, but I definitely prefer Komodo IDE <
> http://www.activestate.com/komodo-ide>.  I've used Zend Studio, Eclipse,
> Netbeans, vim (still use this a lot for smaller things) , notepad++, etc,
> and still prefer Komodo.
> Unfortunately, it'll cost you about $300 (roughly the same as Zend Studio,
> which was what I used prior to finding Komodo).  I will say that for me, it
> paid for itself quickly.  I can switch between my many projects quickly, get
> prompted with parameters for the functions I haven't used in a while (even
> the non-native functions that are part of the project your working on), and
> commit files or get diffs via SVN or GIT with a quick shortcut key, etc.
>  Having a real IDE made me considerably more productive.
> On 3/24/2011 3:02 PM, John 3:16 Media wrote:
>> Ok so I've decided I should look into a PHP IDE.  I've been using
>> notepad++
>> but I think I need a full fledged IDE.  I'm interested to hear any
>> recommendations from you.  Free is always good but if the feature set is
>> good and the price is right, say $100 or less, I'd consider it.  So what
>> would you recommend?
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