I am a Java, C#, JScript and PHP Programmer. I like Java and C#. One of reasons is they have a very good IDE. C# has Visual Studio, Java got NetBean. But PHP seem to have eclipse. But This is not bundle with a Deployment Server, and this is hard to debug a PHP script by eclipse. You may argue with me, PHP is mainly for some small web applications. Well, I am not saying PHP is not good. I just think if there is a good IDE for PHP, then I like PHP more.
Last night, I setup PHP server in my Windows XP box.
There are steps I did:
1. Download PHP installer from PHP.net
2. Run it.
(Note: Remember PHP will run in CGI mode, there are no PEAR library)
3. Go to pear.php.net/go-pear and it as a PHP file in the PHP root dir.
4. run http://localhost/php/go-pear.php.
5. edit [WINDOWS]\php.ini
include_path = ".;c:\php\includes;[PHP_root]\PEAR"
I hope these steps can help you.
Yesterday, I am writing some PHP codes for myself.
I am woundering which way PHP will go.
PHP got some OOP features.
But PHP is very good at scripting.
If I have somethings need to be done in very quick manner, I must choose PHP.
OOP or Scripting?