PHP Coder is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) especially developped for PHP programmers. Through tight integration of the PHP interpreter and the PHP documentation, PHP Coder gives you a time-saving Development Interface. Features are Full Integration of the PHP Interpreter and the PHP documentation, Integrated Preview window, Full Syntax Highlighting for HTML and PHP, AutoComplete for frequently used text constructs, Project manager, Tag Buttons and all the standard editing functions like almost unlimited undo, copy and paste, searching, and more.Visit publisher site: PHP Coder
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I tried PHP Coder many times and was unable to get it working stable. It simply crashes, many times a day. I even lost some files. I wonder who can live with it ? I hope Maguma will improve phpcoder-based Maguma Studio, otherwise... Interestingly enough, PHPCoder works with the same debugger core (dbg) as for example PHPEd does, but they work very differently. In 10-20% cases PHPCoder simply fails to start debug session. It does not show anything if script being debugged contains any parse error (compile-time), while PHPEd shows everything ok and points out troubled line immediately. That's cool. At least saves my time.
I had been debugging for days and with its easy syntax highlighting I found that damned misplaced quotation in under 2 minutes! It is a great program for all levels of PHP programmers and best of all, its free :)
I've been following the evolution of PHP Coder for some time and have seen it grow from a difficult but useful tool. This latest release brings it to full maturity. I'm sure there are a few bugs lurking and there are minor things that I wold prefer to be different. But the main stuff: YES! It is currently the best php ide available and I have looked at them all. Full debugging with breakpoints, watches, and stepping in and out. And now even profiling! It's weakest point is lack of help files. 5 stars.