Monthly Archives: November 2010

Short Summary of PHP Editors

I’ve been fighting my PHP Editors over the past few months, so I decided to look at other editors besides Eclipse PDT.

Eclipse PDT Aptana TextMate NetBeans Zend Studio Cuda PhpStorm
Performance 3 3 5 4 3 5 5
SVN+SSH 5 5 2 1 5 5 5
Code Assist 5 1 1 5 1 1 5
Color Coding 2 5 5 3 1 5 4
Cost 5 3 3 5 1 3 3
Total 20 17 16 18 11 19 22

The winner by a nose is PhpStorm by JetBrains. I actually found them a little late in my search, but it’s by far the best of all the other editors I’ve used. While the color coding is mostly manual, it’s still better and easier to use than Eclipse PDT. I’ll use it for a bit and update this post with my usage experience.