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Best Free IDE for PHP

From the time when I started programming with PHP, I have been on a quest searching for the best free IDE that could help me ease the pain of doing my PHP codes. I have tried using PSPAD before, although it was fairly good I was so glad that I was able to get a hold of the best IDE which is for free.

Codelobster is a free multifunctional IDE which covers features like the following:

  • PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS code highlighting
  • PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS code collapsing
  • HTML autocomplete
  • HTML code inspector

Inspector makes it simple to find HTML elements buried deep in the page.

  • HTML toolbar
  • CSS autocomplete

Autocomplete of style property names and values.

  • JavaScript Advanced autocomplete

Autocomplete of keywords, DOM elements and their properties.

  • PHP Advanced autocomplete

This feature speeds up writing a code. Autocomplete includes wide selection of code completion listings.

  • PHP Debugger

The Debugger is a package of tools that allows a developer debugging applications during developing process.

  • SQL Autocomplete

Autocomplete of database objects (tables, fields) and SQL structures.

  • Context and Dynamic Help with search for work with PHP, MySQL, HTML

DynamicHelp window automatically lists all possible references for current word. You also can use ContextHelp to get information about shortcut keys.

  • Code folding (collapsing)
  • Pair highlighting

Highlighting of paired tags and attributes.

  • Pair selection, tags and attributes selection commands

Selects content within current block.

  • Tooltip:

The tooltip enables to view values of variables marked with a mouse cursor,
Tooltips for images and colors.

  • Navigation by holding CTRL key for A, LINK, IMG tags, BACKGROUND attributes and PHP functions
  • Class View
    You can easily navigate through your project and find all declarations for chosen element within it. In case of ambiguity solution dialogue appears.
  • Preview in a browser
  • Project manager

The project is connected with a folder on the disc. And its structure remains the same when transfers. Also there is an ability to search project's symbols and files using shortcut keys.

(Source: http://www.codelobster.com/details_phped.html)

With all those awesome features, what more could you ask for? Don’t waster your time working with your notepad. Grab a better tool, grab the best free tool.

Thanks really for Codelobster I was able to accomplish my “Student Examination System” smoothly with flying colors. Kudos for the woking team, thank you so much.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your own Codelobster now!

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