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Eclipse gets PHP Development Tools

<img src="http://cn.cbsimg.net/cnwk.1d/i/bto/20070918/eclipse_home_header_90x46.jpg" align="left" height="46" width="90" />There's some good news for all Web developers. The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Eclipse Development Tools (PDT) 1.0 Project for the Eclipse platform. The Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE), more popular for Java development, is a platform loaded with features that makes it a generic platform, more like an IDE for IDEs (customized for different programming tools).

There's some good news for all Web developers. The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Eclipse Development Tools (PDT) 1.0 Project for the Eclipse platform. The Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE), more popular for Java development, is a platform loaded with features that makes it a generic platform, more like an IDE for IDEs (customized for different programming tools).

A quote from the article at InternetNews.com:

"A lot of people are using Eclipse for integrating tools, and lots of developers use more than one language," Ian Skerrett, Eclipse marketing director, told InternetNews.com. "PDT expands Eclipse into the large PHP community of over 4.5 million developers and we're excited."

The PHP Project for Eclipse was in the works for two years. Zend Technologies, the developers of the Zend PHP Studio IDE, were the lead contributors of the project.

Embracing the Eclipse platform seems to be a part of Zend's strategy for future products. The Eclipse platform has been an extensible framework for providing developer tools for several programming languages.

More news links:

Eclipse opens door to PHP crowd (News.com)

Eclipse PHP tools (InfoWorld)

Eclipse IDE embraces PHP developers (Wired)

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8 comments
Jaqui
Jaqui

oh well, since eclipse requires that malware known as java, it doesn't make any difference what they add to it, it's still useless.

apotheon
apotheon

"[i]that malware known as java[/i]" I'm not really inclined to dispute you on that one.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Which developer tools do you prefer and why?

ptalus
ptalus

I use either FAR or Eclipse PDT for PHP development FAR - is DOS-styled file manager with built-in editor. It has syntax highliting. Eclipse PDT from Zend is pretty good for developing middle sized and big PHP applications. It has syntax highlitng, autocomplete, help and debugger. But I thought that became crazy while tried to make debugger work. http://ptalus.blogspot.com

apotheon
apotheon

I use the One True Editor: Vim.

nabodit.gogoi
nabodit.gogoi

I use Eclipse WebSphere Developer Studio for creating J2EE applications. Very nice tool...

crabbyabby86
crabbyabby86

as a poor college student in a very open-source-friendly csc department, i LOVE eclipse. easy to download and use, portable on my usb flash drive, and useful for developing in multiple languages. wonderful, really. ive been following pdt for about a year, since i started working with php. i learned php in komodo, and ive tried the netbeans plugin, but eclipse is still my favorite among them. in particular, that portability on my flash drive is really essential on campus and going between home and campus.

mrogers
mrogers

I use Microsoft stuff because I work mostly in ASP / IIS / SharePoint Services 3. I work with SharePoint Designer 2007 for developing Master Pages and Visual Studio 2005 for creating workflows, web apps, etc. Boy, I sure wish we could have linux-based exchange, sharepoint, and office live communications servers.

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