1. Komodo ActiveState
Popularly used as an international language development environment, Komodo ActiveState is easy to install and supports all major operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. One of the best things about Komodo ActiveState IDE is that it can be easily installed using Zend PHP and Smarty PHP frameworks. Additionally, you can use Komodo ActiveState even for simulating activities in an actual web server. You can begin with CGI Environment Simulation and also go ahead with constructing web server holodeck. I recommend downloading free 21-day version of Komodo from ActiveState official website.
2. CodeLobster PHP Edition
4. Zend Studio
As a comprehensive PHP IDE available for web developers, Zend Studio comes with brilliant remote server tools and a remarkable team collaboration. Currently available in its version 12.5, Zend Studio is loaded with exciting features such as: Eclipse Ecosystem, Robust Debugging capabilities, AngularJS, Magento and Doctrine support and a lot more.
7. PHPDesigner 8
Wrapping it all up
An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is a hard-to-ignore tool for every web programmer. If you too are looking forward to build your career in PHP development and are searching for a top quality IDE, checking out the above mentioned list would work in your favor. So, get on now and choose your best match to deliver outstanding PHP web products.
Juana Steves is a senior PHP developer working with Xicom Technologies – PHP Web Development Company. In case, you are responsible to hire php developers, get in touch with her on Twitter for best assistance.
Aptana and PHP Designer aren’t updated since 2013.
I used Netbeans during years but it seems the FTP functions don’t work with Mac Os.
Great list. It is also possible to turn Sublime into an IDE by installing components for terminal and compiler. There are also some IDE that are great and should be listed here (e.g. http://www.cloudways.com/blog/top-ide-and-code-editors-php-development/ )
i used most of these tools as code editor but i like aptana and sublime text most, it it during my php development i used to prefer work on sublime text as it is so lovely light weighted tool.
Great Post Indeed Admin!
But, I would like to add more to it, There are several best PHP development tools available in the internet for free. This list includes some of the basic tools which are very useful for beginners and also includes high end tools with specific functions which are needed by the professional PHP developers. The great PHP development tools are as follows:
1.) PHP CPP
3.) PLATES PHP
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What do you say about Rapid PHP (http://www.rapidphpeditor.com/) ?
Hello Juana and Christoph
Nice article that describes the best list. I’ve seen so many other articles too over the web and most of them miss mentioning CodeLobster, that’s the best among all of them. Your list have them all. Thanks for sharing the article and keep up the good work.
Have a nice week ahead 🙂