Just this past weekend at the SEO Roadshow gathering in Edinburgh Scotland, Mike and I were discussing the lack of a good PHP IDE. To date I’ve only used the PHP plugin for Eclipse. If only there were a powerful editor that was written in native code for speed. I googled for Php IDE yesterday and discovered PhpED.
This php editor is beautifully designed and so intuitive that haven’t even glanced in the direction of the help menu. PhpED also includes a php function reference, a full function database client, a ssh client, and rapid deploy via SFTP. But certainly the best feature is its speed. It loads 5 times faster than Eclipse and there is never a delay in scrolling, opening windows, or loading php projects. We bought the license after just 30 minutes of using the trial version.