Here is a short review of the CodeLobster PHP Edition IDE. I personally use PHPStorm which is by far more complex but I believe this is a good IDE for beginners to intermediate developers. To mention that CodeLobster is available for now only to Windows users but a multi-platform version is coming out this September.
Possibilities and advantages
Let us consider some important possibilities and advantages of this program:
- HTML/CSS inspector on the type of Firebug, which allows easily to correlate the selected elements of page with a code and proper style.
- Context help on all supported languages. By pressing F1 key the page with detailed description for current tag, attribute or function will be opened.
- PHP debugger. PHP debugger allows to execute PHP scripts incrementally, watching the values of all variables in every line.
- SQL manager allows to produce all necessary actions with a database – to add, delete, edit a structure and records in tables, to export data, execute SQL queries. Highlighting and autocompletion works for SQL files also.
- Support of FTP allows to work straight with a remote server and to do all necessary changes with files;
- Support for Version Control Systems: SVN, Git etc.
- The portable option allows to use editor without the preliminary installation.
- Other useful utilities: collapsing, tooltips, pair highlighting, possibility of blocks selection, navigation on descriptions of functions and included files at withholding of the key of CTRL, viewing of structure of files and project, preview in a browser, book-marks, and all other standard possibilities for work with a code.
For working with Magento CodeLobster PHP Edition now has the following abilities:
- Ability to create projects automatically installing Magento platform
- Autocomplete for Magento methods
- Tooltips for Magento methods
- Context and Dynamic help
Also CodeLobster PHP Edition has special plug-ins for working with: Drupal, Joomla, Twig, JQuery, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Laravel, Node.js, AngularJS, Symfony, Magento, Yii and WordPress.
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