On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I teach using NetBeans, because it generally sucks less than Eclipse.
> Eclipse is simply too complicated and NetBeans tries to be less, but it's
> still too much.

Have you tried PHPStorm? I installed it but haven't had a chance to play
with it yet. Despite the name, I believe it is designed to handle (X)HTML,
JavaScript, and CSS as well.

I use and prefer Eclipse for Python and Java code, but I found its PHP
support severely lacking the last time I checked (a year ago?). However, at
this new job since I do mostly PHP I stick to NetBeans even when working in
Java occasionally. It's just easier to use the same tool since all the menus
and key commands are just different enough. I can't objectively comment on
which layout is better. I prefer Eclipse, but I used it for a few years
before trying NetBeans and am simply more comfortable with it. Both are
great and horrible at the same time. :)

I do have to say that NetBeans more than Eclipse will randomly become
unusable for unknown reasons: disk and CPU activity spike, code-completion
lags, whatever. Eclipse seems more solid in this regard.


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