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

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Chapter 1. Setting up your Development Environment

NetBeans is a free and open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which complies with multiple programming languages. For a long time it has been the editor of choice to major developer communities. Along with the growing market demand, NetBeans has integrated the PHP development features since NetBeans 6.5 (November 2008), and these days, it has become one of the most popular IDEs for the PHP community.

In this chapter we will discuss:

  • Why NetBeans for PHP application development?
  • Downloading the NetBeans IDE
  • Step-by-step NetBeans installation
  • Setting up your PHP development environment
  • Creating a NetBeans project

So let's get on with it...

Why NetBeans for PHP application development?

NetBeans ...

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