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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0 Mohamad Mirohamadi · March 5, 2015
If your are using windows then try phpStorm
0 Bernard Pyc0d333 Parah · March 6, 2015
man i think you should just use phpstorm straight, you got everything in there.
0 Altaf Husain Neva · March 6, 2015
yeh guys PHPSTORM seems to be good but its not free :P
0 Jason Knight · March 6, 2015
I like net beans personally, but some other cool  alright ones are notepad++ for windows and Geany on Linux
0 Bernard Pyc0d333 Parah · March 6, 2015
you need to download the community edition..it is free.
0 Diego Mariani · March 6, 2015
I suggest PHPStorm and SublimeText 3. For Mac developers can be useful Coda also
0 ron curington · March 9, 2015
I’m currently using Visual Studio Community Edition 2013 which is free but to work with PHP you have to get the plugin / extension which I if I remember correctly ran me about $90 but all and all It’s a good IDE good code hinting and code compleation also good code highlighting.
+1 Stas Ustimenko · April 20, 2015
My choice is Codelobster PHP Edition: http://www.codelobster.com
+1 Mohamad Mirohamadi · April 29, 2015
Download PHPStorm v8. Full for free:
0 Sampan Verma · May 5, 2015
the best lightweight code editor is Notepad.
Else remain Sublime Text3. Buy it. You can make fortunes on it.
WebStorms is also a good one but not free.
Brackets is the one I like.
Sublime Text is not free but there is ATOM which is completely free and almost the same as Sublime Text

So Download ATOM its 100mb



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