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    SitePoint Enthusiast blindpete's Avatar
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    Question shopping for an IDE for PHP classes

    Hello All,

    I have used Dev-PHP and PHPedit and one other I can not remeber. What I am looking for is an IDE that will help me browse/map and debug my PHP classes.

    I am hoping some one can recommend one. I perfectly willing to buy one.

    I am very annoyed with myself having wasted two hours because i had a typo in one method's call to property in the class. Naturally PHP didnt give any error but it took me ages to run it down... Is there an IDE out there with autocomplete for classes or any sort of class mapping?
    -Pete

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    I think Zend's IDE is what you are looking for. It adds all of your user functions and classes to its internal codebase as you create them, and it autocompletes user method calls as you type them. Aditionally, if you use javadoc style comments, a popup shows you the type and number of parameters in a very convenient way. I believe its around $200, but believe me, its money well spent.

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    Go for Zend Development Environment 3.0.1

    It does what you want if you organise your class and scripts that use them into what they call a "project".

    Download the trial (free) and give it a go.

    Mike

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    I suggest buying a much faster computer if you go with Zend as it's the most sluggish and non-responsive editor I've ever used. (not to mention uglier than sin)

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    Hey thanks All, I have been using Komodo all day and I absolutely love it. I think I'll use it the rest of this week! I'll try Zend next week that is if I don't buy Komodo before then.

    I especially like the ability to collapse my code. I have never seen that in a MS IDE before.

    Anyone used both Zend and Komodo? I'm curious to know what you think?
    -Pete

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    also checkout maguma which has a nice class browser and a buggy debugger [but its not a JAVA app like zend so its otherwise quite stable]


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