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    IDE for PHP


    Hi all,
    I use 'Bluefish' editor to code PHP pages on my PC (running on LINUX). But I have to transfer the files through FTP to a different machine ( where PHP is installed)
    to test them.This is a time consuming process.
    My first question is:
    Is there any IDE for developing PHP applications that would save files directly accross a network.
    Second, is there any IDE that has facility to view the steps where the controls is going much the same way as it is in Turbo C for C applications
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    Don't know about IDE's for Linux, but why don't you just setup PHP on the machine you are editing the files?! This way you don't have to transfer them to another machine but can run them yours.
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    Yeah, thats best idea. Alternatively, you could use something like Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. I believe it has new tools for uploading files for testing (the old one had it too, but it's better in the new version).

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    Hmm, is Dreamweaver available for Linux ?!?!?
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    If you're running Linux, the easiest way is to set up Apache and edit your scripts within the Apache web folder so that you can use a browser to view straight off your computer as you edit. I'm certain its bundled with Redhat (because thats what I use) and I guess its probably in most of the other main distros
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    get the zend beta studio... its pretty nice, there is a better way if you have samba handy, share the web htdocs dir, and mount it as a samba share somewhere on your local machine... i have mine like that...
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    Originally posted by joel112
    get the zend beta studio... its pretty nice, there is a better way if you have samba handy, share the web htdocs dir, and mount it as a samba share somewhere on your local machine... i have mine like that...
    Actually, Zend Studio 3 is no longer in Beta - it is now a full production release, and will run on Windows, MacOSX, as well as several Linux distros.

    The Zend Studio has a built-in FTP client, from which you can directly open/edit your PHP files. This allows you to edit files directly on your server, exactly the feature you were looking for.

    Additionally, Studio has several debugging features which would (likely) be very similar to the Turbo C IDE.

    Your best bet is to download the Studio Demo to make sure it will run on your distro and provide you w/ the features you're looking for.
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    Yeah I'm looking for Zend getting installed on teh server machine.Instaling PHP on my local machine is against company rules
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    Originally posted by pk_jsp
    Yeah I'm looking for Zend getting installed on teh server machine.Instaling PHP on my local machine is against company rules
    Not sure if I understood you there. You want to install the Zend Studio PHP IDE on your Server? Why?

    The best thing to do would be to install the Studio on your development PC (it'll run on windows, linux or macOSx), and install the Studio Server (which is included w/ the Studio IDE) on your server - that way, you'll be able to remotely debug your PHP code.

    I'm not quite sure why you would want to install your development IDE on your server...
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