Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Zend & IBM Working On Eclipse PHP IDE

Source: SDA India Magazine

Zend is working, together with IBM, on an Eclipse-based open source PHP development solution. According to the proposal, the PHP IDE project will deliver a PHP Integrated Development Environment framework for the Eclipse platform. This project will encompass the development components necessary to develop PHP-based Web Applications and will facilitate extensibility. It will leverage the existing Web Tools Project in providing developers with PHP capabilities.

Zend and IBM will be making an initial code contribution that will encompass the core functionality for the PHP project including:

  • High-quality and proven PHP model infrastructure incl. editor, syntax highlighting, code completion, and PHP explorer
  • PHP perspectives
  • PHP debugging capabilities

The PHP IDE project will be built using several Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) project components. The WTP provide generic, extensible and standards-based tools for Web-centric application development. It provides editors for various Web centric languages such as: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WSDL, etc. In addition, WTP provides facilities for configuring and connecting to Web Servers.

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