[nycphp-talk] Javascript IDE for PHP developers

Anirudh Zala arzala at
Tue Sep 12 00:22:14 EDT 2006

Here I would like to answer your question in different way. If your  
problem area is only of highlighting syntax then instead of finding new or  
better IDE, you can try to "tweak" existing IDE so that it will start  
highlighting required missing keywords, functions, properties. If you are  
on Linux machine then most of IDEs are smart enough that they can be  
configured the way we want. For example we use "Quanta editor" (sometimes  
known as "kdewebdev") on Fedora 4 in which you can add your custom  
entities to be highlighted if existing database of entities is not  
highlighting everything. In case of Java-Script there resides a file  
called "/usr/share/apps/katepart/syntax/javascript.xml" which you can  
easily edit and add custom entities (even user-defined ones :) ) to  
highlight them. Not just JavaScript but you can configure highlighting  
entities of almost all supported types of that IDE. Just browse directory  

This answer might not be useful to you, but can be for others if they  
can't easily switch to different IDEs.



Anirudh Zala (Project Manager)
arzala at

On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 20:16:32 +0530, cliff <cliff at> wrote:

> Unfortunately, the world is not all PHP. And for those of us that don't  
> have
> the luxury of a client-side development team, we must occasionally  
> program in
> Javascript. I don't know about you, but since I don't do it that often,  
> I find
> it painful to say the least. Was it getElementbyID or GetelementByid?
> Any thoughs on a good JS IDE equivalent to Zend Studio.
> I just discovered and am learning the Mozilla  
> Venkman
> debugger. Other ideas?
> Cliff
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