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 Alf Nohr · February 11, 2015
Is PHPStorm free? Thought it had a 30 days trail time, but that a payment was required after it?
+1 Samuel Oloruntoba · February 11, 2015
its not free, but definitely worth the buy
+2 Nahiyan Alamgir · February 11, 2015
PHP Designer 8 is also not free. Guys just switch to text editors which are better than lightweight than IDEs. Best of all, some of the text editors are free.
+1 Alf Nohr · February 11, 2015
Yeah,  personally do I  love all the Jetbrain's products :) but as he wanted a free IDE, did I start wonder if it actually was free or not :P
+2 Altaf Husain Neva · February 11, 2015
@Nahiyan I too would like to use a simple text editor with some of basic functions like code highlighting and auto complete etc. using ATOM for 1-2 days seems good...

Thanks everyone for your valuable suggestions.
+1 Jay Deshaun · February 12, 2015
I just use Notepad++

It's good and bad at the same time.
0 Michael Chimezie · February 28, 2015
you can try Aptana
0 Nahiyan Alamgir · February 28, 2015
Atom seems pretty good to me.
@Michael Chimezie I tried Aptana but again it's an IDE, heavy and bloated.
0 Mohamad Mirohamadi · February 28, 2015
I just start using phpStorm , It is wonderful guys
0 Dennis Siaw · March 5, 2015
Use Netbeans IDE. its free and helpful



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