NetBeans source editing has all the code completion fundamentals. It will close brackets and parentheses and it provides context-sensitive proposals for PHP language elements. NetBeans supports debugging on both local and remote servers. It lets you configure your projects so that files are transferred when they are saved or when the source application is executed.
NetBeans IDE is easy to install and use straight out of the box and runs on many platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris.
Proprietary applications it could replace:
- Microsoft Visual Studio