Well for years I’ve used Dreamweaver, not only to design sites, but also to write PHP code. Well with doing Zend Framework and OOP and getting serious with PHP, Dreamweaver just doesn’t cut it as a code editor anymore. Dreamweaver is great at doing webdesign, which is what it’s primary function is and I will continue to use it for that, but for PHP coding, I will now be using Eclipse with the Aptana Plugin.
One thing I was very impressed with was Eclipse’s complete melding with the PHP language, and the code I am developing. It is a great way to learn about various PHP functions and interestingly enough – the Zend Framework since I am now working with that.Continue reading