What is the best lightweight IDE for PHP development?

+5 Altaf Husain Neva · February 9, 2015
I am starting a new project in PHP. And need a good IDE with basic functionality like code highlighter, project management etc. I have already worked with Notepad++ and Dreamweaver. Please suggest me something else. Which should be completely free.

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+1 Altaf Husain Neva · February 9, 2015
lolll.. I really don't have time to crack joke right now. If you know any good IDE than most welcome.
+1 Alf Nohr · February 9, 2015
I think Repid PHP Editor is a great and lightweight Editor/IDE, have never tried it myself, but I have heard some great stuff about it. :)
http://www.rapidphpeditor.com/
+2 Tincu Andrei · February 9, 2015
http://komodoide.com/
I think this is nice, It has a free version komodo edit.
+1 Chris Root · February 9, 2015
I think that you will find your answer better by looking at features, trying various editors or demo versions of editors and then making your own decision. This is such a matter of preference and how you like to work that there is no point in asking anyone what they use for the most part. I've seen a lot of programmers use VI and nothing else. If I had to say what made them different is that they are used to doing everything on the keyboard so they can really fly on something that relies on keyboard commands.
+2 Abdullah Nauman · February 9, 2015
depends on your liking, I personally like the online editor, that x10 hosting provides. You can do live coding with a free domain. 

x10hosting.com
+2 Sanjaya De Silva · February 10, 2015
I am using netbeans and sublime text 3
+2 Nahiyan Alamgir · February 10, 2015
I suggest you to use a basic text editor instead of an IDE.
Brackets and Sublime Text are really nice text editors and best of all, they're both free.
+2 rizwan hanif · February 10, 2015
You better use PHP DESIGNER 8, Its really an awesome, light-weight and provides code highlighting and a lot of other features as well..

http://www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php
 
+2 Nahiyan Alamgir · February 11, 2015
I used PHP Designer 8 for a very long time. It's nice but not lightweight. I suggest using a text editor.
+1 Samuel Oloruntoba · February 11, 2015
Nobody said anything about PHPStorm, I personally think that is one of the best editors out there, I was able to integrate it with sublime text and vim, it is awesome, fully configurable, it is the best ide I have used in a long time.

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