Key PHP Developer’s Tools

Key PHP Developer’s Tools

Coding, Guide
Development Tools Netbeans - http://www.netbeans.org Dreamweaver for UI http://www.adobe.com Flux is good too and much cheaper (OSX Only) http://www.theescapers.com/flux/ TextWrangler for just simple text stuff (OSX Only) http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/ or if you're a PC person go with Notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ Filezilla FTP for uploading and downloading to servers http://filezilla-project.org Google Chrome's built in developer tools rock http://chrome.google.com or Firefox with Web Developer and Firebug Addons installed Frameworks The most important thing is, use a framework. Not only does it allow you to work faster, but it also gives you access to a community, as well as forces you to use best coding practices. Kohana - http://kohanaframework.org (Unofficial Wiki for Samples) optionally CakePHP is excellent http://www.cakephp.org optionally CodeIgniter is good - http://codeigniter.com as is the Zend Framework - http://framework.zend.com/download/current/ JQuery - http://jquery.com JQuery UI - http://jqueryui.com Key thing with JQuery…
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Disable Netbeans Zoom

Disable Netbeans Zoom

Coding
If you're like me and struggling with the Zoom feature added to Netbeans that doesn't include the Zoom reset option. Here's how to disable it all together. Follow these steps: Open netbeans Preferences Click on Keymap Sort the Actions column by name and look for 'Zoom Text In' and 'Zoom Text Out' Click on the button with the ellipsis symbol in the shortcut column and choose 'Clear' for both actions Click OK All set!
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What I Use 2011

What I Use 2011

Opinions
Here is the updated list of the computers, gadgets and software I use on a regular basis. Computer(s) MacBook Pro What a difference a few years make! While I used to be a hardcore Windows user, now I can't stand it. I happily use my MacBook Pro and loath using Windows at all. I am running OSX 10.7 Lion and really love it. I don't miss anything about my Windows system at all. I actually feel sorry for people forced to use Microsoft software. iPhone 3GS With iOS5 and all the bells and whistles my 3GS is an amazing computer. The phone continues to be sad, the system as a whole rocks. Planning on getting the 4S when my upgrade is available. The iPhone is hands down the best PDA/iPod/Camera/Tool…
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