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Old 06-15-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Good free PHP IDE for linux

I am looking to see if anyone recommends a good free php ide in Linux. I use Zend at work and love it, but i'm not really looking to spend $300 for personal use.

I been googling, but nothings really caught my eye... anyone have any personal experience with anything??

Old 06-15-2008, 08:05 PM   #2
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Personally, I like Komodo Edit. It's "free as in beer", if that matters to you, and is more of an editor than a full-blown IDE, but the PHP parser is quite good and it's my favorite so far. I used to use Quanta+, which wasn't too bad and had the advantage of being KDE-based, so it integrated with the rest of my desktop. One of my co-workers swears by the PHP plugin for Eclipse. I believe it's fairly popular, though I didn't care for it myself.
Old 06-15-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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Depends what you want really. I don't personally like a full-blown IDE myself, I just use Kate or Quanta Plus. But then I've not used Zend, so maybe I don't know what I'm missing.
Old 06-16-2008, 03:47 AM   #4
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Just load the PDT plugin for eclipse and use that, it works well for me, granted it won't create Zend Framework projects, other than that it is a good plugin and I use it all the time.
Old 06-16-2008, 07:10 PM   #5
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i checked out komodo edit.. it seems pretty nice. i'll play around with some more, but might just end up biting the bullet with zend. thanks for the suggestions
Old 06-16-2008, 07:39 PM   #6
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I use Geany (very nice editor), SWMBO uses Quanta Plus (aka kdewebdev). Bluefish is another worth looking at, not my cup of tea but might be yours.
Old 09-17-2008, 07:14 AM   #7
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Netbeans also good for linux and perhaps there are many more freeware IDEs for PHP. I suggest you have a look on this site:
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