IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment. An IDE is a software application used by programmers for code development and debugging. It increases programmer productivity. The best IDE comes with a number of features and services to develop a custom application.
The Three Best IDEs:
1. Sublime Text 3
The good thing about sublime is it's lightweight, open source and is Cross Platform means it is supported on OS X, Windows and Linux.
Benefits of Sublime text editor is it provides lot of packages for code formatting, debugging etc . User has to find the packages using Ctrl+shift+P and then install. List of few packages are :
Php code beautifier
Some of the core features of sublime text editor are highly beneficial for developers and this is the main reason why developers choose this IDE for development. Below are some of the core features listed:
Multiple selection functionality
Distraction Free Mode
Editing option in split screen
Cross Platform compatibility
For more detail on features and Installation process on different platforms visit below link:
Netbeans is a free and open source IDE of Oracle environment, written in java and was firstly developed for development based on Java language but it is a cross platform IDE which supports other languages like, PHP, HTMl5, C/C++ etc.
NetBeans PHP IDE is a complete package for all the php developers. It is supported on Windows, OSX and Linux.
Few fetaures of NetBeans:
Support major Php framework such as Zend, Symfony etc.
Support version control system, GIT.
To install a new library:
Open net beans -> Click on the project it will show libraries option -> Right click on the libraries -> Select the Jar that you want to install -> Click ok -> library is added