February 27, 2018
It’s absolutely possible to do all your PHP programming using a basic text editor, but is it wise? If you work alone (like in a basement) it might make sense to keep things simple by using a text editor and an FTP account to keep your WordPress site updated. But, if your site has a large (code base) or you work in a team, embracing more modern development techniques will help you get more done. In this topic, I will cover some of the most useful tools included in two popular PHP IDEs – Zend Studio/Eclipse and PhpStorm and one popular design IDE Adobe Dreamweaver. Subject matter will include; file management and site navigation, code generation and completion, refactoring, debugging, and integrative source control using Git.