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Right now I am using UltraEdit. I am wondering if there are better IDEs that make developing in Magento quicker.
1) What IDE do you use?
2) What are the features that attract you to that IDE?
UltraEdit has syntax highlighting, bracket matching, code folding, advanced find and replace. Anything major that you find essential? I am wondering if any IDE can do autocompletion of methods for inherited classes?
Grab the Eclipse PDT for PHP, use the remote sites features to install some addons like JSEclipse, Zend Debugger, Remote Systems Explorer and you have a nice free alternative that functions pretty much the same as Zend Studio for free
I have been using PhpEd from NuSphere - very good but like all IDEs I have used does not work that well with the Zend framework when trying to find classes. (ie Mage::Register(’this/that’) ) but everything else is top.
The most useful feature is the remote debug over SSH - This means I can track the code and work out what is doing what and why.
I do mean at some time to try Zend to see if that works but that would mean a learning curve just to check.