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In my last post I looked at some different IDE/editors for PHP. The feedback was overwhelming, I did not expect so much interest, which leads me to believe I’m not the only one in search for the holy grail.

I already gave a brief review of NetBeans, but a new version 6.9 Beta came out after I tested it, so I decided to take it for a spin. Over the last two weeks I’ve been using NetBeans as my main IDE at work, continue reading to see the verdict.

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Over the last 8 years I’ve tried out a lot of different setups. I’ve always loved Emacs, and for many years my setup was very basic: Linux/FreeBSD desktop,FluxboxXterm, Emacs and Firefox - simple and powerful, and I loved it but I want more. I want my environment to be a bit smarter and not just provide me with some (very, very nice) shortcuts for navigating my code. About 5 years ago I started thinking there might be better tools/IDEs than Emacs. So I started my quest..

I realize this topic may start an epic flamewar, and I tend to give a bit too negative comments on some things, but that’s just me. Please keep in min that I’m open for everything. Vi/Vim/Emacs? No problem. Eclipse? Maybe. NetBeans, maybe… but do they live up to my requirements?

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