Before you follow the link below, I hope you’ll take a moment to think about your answer to the following questions:
- Are you looking for a full-featured Integrated Development Environment for building your next PHP web application?
- Do you need real-time MySQL support, with the ability to view and modify your table data?
- Would it be convenient for you to edit, compare, and– in general– maintain any remote files while working on your project, through a built-in FTP client?
- Could you save precious development time if your multiple FTP locations were managed along with your several projects, and you could connect in one click to the correct server every time you open a project?
- Do you often find that the size of your projects, files, includes, classes, etc., require an advanced PHP debugger / PHP profiler for locating a bit of problem code?
- Do you like the idea of compiling your own library of code-snippets, or scripting your common actions through your editor– not with macros, but by scripting the Editor Object component itself– so you can insert bits of code and control the placement of the cursor, or perform multiple regular expression actions on a file– all with the click of a button, or keyboard access key combination?
- Are you more comfortable with an editor GUI which gives you full control over the placement of its various panels, toolbars, and buttons?
If you answered ‘ Yes! ’ to any of those questions, then hurry over to tsware.net and download PHP Coder 2008 (available for Windows). At the time of writing this entry, the software had just been released in its first beta state. The software is fully functional, however– and promises to be a lead contender among the other PHP Debugger IDE’s.