Review: 2 PHP tools rise above the rest
Mar 22, 2012, 07:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There has been much progress over the years. In the past, I've
generally relied upon emacs to create the code. When I needed to
watch a variable, I would just print it into a Web page and trace
the flow through there. That technique is generally adequate for
basic debugging because the traditional job of PHP is to do a bit
of basic data manipulation and get out of the way when the database
shows up to do the real work.
"That's changing. The integrated development environments are
proliferating, and more development is moving into the cloud. The
integrated tools manage the stacks of code, juggle deployments,
catch debugging information, store the code in source repositories,
and in some cases even automate deployment to the cloud."