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PHP Application Development with NetBeans Beginner's Guide by M A Hossain Tonu

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Chapter 2. Boosting Your Coding Productivity with the PHP Editor

In this chapter, we shall discuss how to increase our coding productivity using the editor, and how to get the most out of the NetBeans Editor.

We shall focus on the following:

  • The base IDE features
  • The editor for PHP
  • Rename refactoring and instant rename
  • Code completion
  • Code generators

So let's get on with it...

Familiarizing yourself with the base IDE features

As an IDE, NetBeans supports a wide range of features to boost your daily PHP development. It includes the editor, debugger, profiler, version control, and other collaborative features. The base IDE provides the following interesting features:

  • Quick search: NetBeans provides you with a searching facility throughout the IDE, such as ...

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