Eclipse PDT 1.0

Eclipse PDT 1.0

The Eclipse PDT (PHP Development Tools) project is a joint effort between Zend and IBM to produce a standard set of plugins for PHP developers to work on Eclipse. The main features are:

  1. Syntax highlighting.
  2. Code assist.
  3. Debugging with stack traces, breakpoints and evaluate variables.

The main project website is here:

I would recommend using the "complete" package from the Zend site, as it contains the Zend Debugger configured as part of the Eclipse 3.3 build:

I have been playing around with this on my laptop and it is very sweet, the code assist works really well. If you add Subclipse into the equation you will have everything you need for a very powerful IDE for building PHP applications:


John Collins

I have been writing about web technology and software development since 2001. I am the developer of the Alpha Framework for PHP. I love open source, technology, and economics. You can follow updates from this blog on Twitter.