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Any good PHP IDE, preferably free or cheap?

Currently I'm using Notepad++. It's a great editor but there are 2 things I'm missing: autocomplete and debugger.

I'm looking for a PHP editor that supports:

  • autocomplete for PHP functions (for 5.3). It would be great to have a feature to autocomplete class members when you type $obj-> (similar to what happens in C# and Java IDEs). I know it's hard to implement because PHP is not a strongly typed language like Java or C#.
  • debugger
  • is free
  • preferably light :)

Later Edit: Could you mention if autocomplete works for class members? I don't know if it's possible, but a php editor supporting it would be great...


+1 good question. Personally, I'd love to know if there's anything that meets the above requirements, and is also cross platform. I currently have an ubuntu box at the office, a windows desktop at home, and a macbook, so any editor that's only available for a single OS isn't terribly appealing to me.

Written by Frank Farmer

This has been asked a lot. You should of taken the time to do a quick search. Duplicate: stackoverflow.com/questions/6166/…

@The Pixel Developer: that question is nearly two years old. Editors in the PHP world seem to change very frequently.

Written by notJim

notJim, That's not a valid point. Although the question may have been asked a long time ago; The answers are still receiving votes and as a result you'll see the same answers here.

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