Zend Ide Reviewed
Posted on 15 Nov 2001
by bob hoskins (lawngnome)
Rated 3.32 (Ratings: 12)
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I recently purchased a product from Zend's website and was given the Zend IDE along with it for free. I figured "What the heck, it's free and all..." So I installed the Zend IDE and began using it....
I think it's a nice editor with good coloring and auto-tabbing when using brackets. This simple, easy to use editor will give you an easy way to write php and html.
The code completion and syntax are total BS. The completion only works on some accessory items like
<?php. Leave it sitting at
mysql_ and it will pop up nothing. As for syntax, it is offered but you have to select your code and it will bring up a webpage with the syntax. Not what you'd expect with many IDEs supporting floating tool-tip type syntax.
Secondly the program being written in java acts kind of flaky on my machine. I don't know if this has to do with my client version or what, but it gets annoying. For example, if you click with the mouse it momentarily whites out a block the size of the cursor. Or if you scroll the code it will sometimes get "jaggy" and you will have to wait a sec for it to display right again.