A look at PHPeclipse

In another post ( IBM is taking PHP (and Drupal) very seriously ), I mention a series of articles IBM is writing in the context of using Drupal as a web application framework.

In Part 6: Building a custom module in Drupal it is mentioned (and you can see from the graphics) that they are using PHPeclipse in their IDE.

Even though I prefer Vim myself, one cannot be oblivious to so much usefulness and convenience, especially when you consider that you can have the Eclipse Web Tools (html, css, javascript, xml editors, server debugging...) in the same package.

So I headed to the PHPeclipse website and was delighted to see a convenient PHPeclipse User Manual , complete with an installation guide to enable automatic installation from within Eclipse itself.

Which I have done. Will report as concretely used in a project.