On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 14:09 -0400, Floyd Resler wrote:

> On Oct 13, 2010, at 12:58 PM, Hansen, Mike wrote:
> > I'm about to do a lot of work on an existing code base and I think I'd like 
> > to try an IDE. I currently use VIM for most editing.
> > 
> > What IDE are you using? 
> > 
> > What do you like about the one you are using? 
> > 
> > Which ones have you tried?
> > 
> > Mike
> > 
> Good question.  I've tried Zend Studio Beta 8, Eclipse, Komodo, and Netbeans 
> on my MacBook Pro.  Netbeans is probably the only one that I haven't gotten 
> very frustrated with.  They are all very good but eventually all but Netbeans 
> starts to grind to a halt.  I love the layout of the Eclipsed-based ones and 
> would love to use Zend Studio or Eclipse.  But, when I spend more time 
> waiting for the busy cursor to go away than coding, those nice tools don't do 
> me any good!
> That being said, does anyone else use a Mac and have similar problems?
> Take care,
> Floyd

Netbeans is the only IDE I've used, but I have to say, it does what I
need with a minimal of fuss. It has great integration with SVN (via a
downloadable plugin if you're unfortunate enough to still be using
Windows to develop) and the only slowdowns I've seen were where the SVN
server was difficult to reach.

I like the fact that it has good front-end integration too, and not only
recognises and code hints for those, but it also recognises things like

Also, it can automatically insert phpDoc comments with a prompt, which
makes it easy to produce standard project documentation.

Aside from Netbeans, Kate as a text editor is very good. It's part of
the KDE package, and you can get it on Windows as well (although not
sure about MacOS)


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