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Finally a Good PHP IDE : PhpED

September 14th, 2005 Tony Leave a comment Go to comments

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.

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  1. Joe
    September 19th, 2006 at 13:41 | #1

    This IDE is extremely clumsy. Editing “accidents” are guaranteed.

    All those fancy tabs give nothing but errors about sockets and everything else I don’t really care to go back to remember any of the other errors.

    It took me less than 30 minutes to decide I was ready to uninstall this junkware off my machine.

    I’ve been using Zend Studio and love it. I decided to try this because my Zend license had expired.

    I downloaded this 14 day trial and after about 15 minutes I started thinking this was some kind of joke.

    This is by far the worst php editor I’ve ever tested. It was so bad that I am too discouraged to even want to check out anymore editors! Back to Zend Studio for me.

  2. FrozenSnake
    February 17th, 2007 at 17:43 | #2

    I like this one :)
    Works perfekt for me, no problems at all I have used it for a long time and really like it