I am pretty new to php, very new to OO php and wondered if anyone has an advice guidance on where to start. I've written a fair few websites but in pretty loose non-OO php. Can anyone advise what is the best way to develop and debug are there any good IDEs out there that come free for php. Previously I've worked without one at all and it is driving me nuts just running and rerunning and adding code to debug errors etc. Any other general advice on the basic set up that would help when starting out. At present I'm running php5 on Apache 2.2, mySql all on windows Xp on my laptop however i'm deploying the websites to a linux environment not that i go anywhere near the OS just bang it on the hosted webspace using CuteFTP. Any guidance much appreciated.
Although sometimes for me when i used to use it, it bugged and the auto-complete died more often than not and it dies when you throw a large project at it.
However the step through debugger can be useful to a beginner so that you can see whats happening.
Raising this one again. Been working away on php but ecountering issues with not using an IDE. In any case i downloaded Eclipse and for the life of me i just cannot get this thing to meet my basic requirements like to think I have a brain between my head but i am getting very frustrated. I think I need something a lot simpler to start of with but something that can debug step by step as opposed to just an editor.
My main requirements are:
Editor which will flag syntax errors
Debugger which will allow me to either set breakpoints or run through code line by line
Any ideas for something that is pretty basic that will do this? Thanks in advance.