At 8:32 AM -0800 1/5/11, David Harkness wrote:
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM, tedd
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?
Thank you very much for your suggestion.
I spent a couple of hours reviewing PHPStorm and it looks *very* promising!
Not only is it relatively cheap ($49), but they have an option for
teaching a classroom (they will contact me for details). In short, it
looks like it was made for me.
Plus, they have versions for both Windozes and Mac. I use Mac
personally/professionally but am forced to teach programming on
Windozes. I find that schools are slow to learn when they follow
Corporate America and Governments as examples of the "right way" to
do things. Instead they should look at the success of General Motors
and the State of California for "their way" to handle budgets and
conclude these examples are not as smart as they should be -- but I
The paths required for files (local/remote) are not as obvious as I
would like, nor does the program actually have control over the
placement of files (IOW it does NOT allow drag/drop of files and
folders within the program), but I understand that may be more than
what they can master for both both platforms. Maybe that will come
However, it does an automatic update of files that have been changed
and can run a local and remote execution of the code -- so it is very
One of the things that it has over NetBeans and Eclipse is that it
can provide a review of the files that are on the remote server,
which was one of my major complaints against both NetBeans and
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