Wednesday, January 7

Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT) 2.0 Release

If you develop PHP applications, then you should look at the Eclipse PDT project. The long awaited PDT 2.0 was released over the holidays.

PDT 2.0 is the first version that works with Eclipse 3.4. PDT 2.0 supports local and remote javascript debugging, greatly improved code completion, and support for object-oriented PHP development. It's a major improvement over PDT 1.0, which was slow and somewhat buggy. PDT is the basis for several commercial products, including Zend Studio.

I like PDT because it gives me a single IDE for developing PHP/Java web applications using Quercus, a Java implementation of PHP. I've found running Quercus on Glassfish to be a successful combination.