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Magento PHP Developer????s Guide, 2nd Edition

By : Allan MacGregor
Book Image

Magento PHP Developer????s Guide, 2nd Edition

By: Allan MacGregor

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Magento PHP Developer's Guide Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Choosing an IDE

Choosing the right IDE is mostly the matter of a developer's personal taste. However, choosing the right IDE can be critical for a Magento developer.

The challenge for the IDEs comes mostly from Magento's extensive usage of factory names. This makes the implementation of certain features difficult, such as code completion, also known as IntelliSense. Currently, there are two IDEs that excel in their native support for Magento: NetBeans and PhpStorm.

Although NetBeans is open source and has been around for a long time, PhpStorm has been taking the upper hand and gaining more support from the Magento Community.

Furthermore, the recent release of Magicento, a plugin specifically created to extend and integrate Magento into PhpStorm, has made it the best option currently available.