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Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Looking for the perfect PHP IDE

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 27 August 2010.
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In this new post to his blog Gonzalo Ayuso talks about his quest for the perfect PHP IDE (well, for his needs at least) and several of the contenders he tried out along the way.

I've got a problem. I haven't found the perfect IDE for me. Yet. I've got problems with every software. Now I will try to explain the problems I have and maybe someone shows me the light and helps me to discover the perfect editor/IDE.

His needs include that it be able to run on Linux, that it include code auto-completion, syntax highlighting and a built-in debugger. He tried out a whole list of IDEs including Zend Studio 7, Eclipse PDT, Netbeans and Vim. For each he describes his opinions and talks about what's right and wrong as far as his needs. If you're on a quest for that "perfect IDE" for yourself, you might read his thoughts as well as the suggestions of others on the comments.