I recently wanted to get a decend IDE for my PHP side-projecs, and by searching SO found Eclipse+PDT. Although it's not quite at the level of Visual Studio yet, it's pretty nice and better than Notepad++ for this purpose. I can even debug somewhat, although it's pretty glitchy.
But there is one thing that is bugging me. It seems to have some kind of weird performance issue, whereupon it it uses lots of CPU about once a minute or so. By itself this is not noticeable, but if you do something else at the same time (like watch a movie, or play Quake 3), it produces an annoying hicup now and then.
Granted, my computer is not state-of-the-art (Sempron 2200+ with 1GB of RAM), but then it's certainly more than enough for all of this.
Another performance question is that I'm used to Visual Studio where IntelliSense pops up as soon as you type a compatible symbol. Here you have to wait for a moment. Is there any way to make it open up instantly?
P.S. Perhaps there's an even better freeware IDE for PHP?
Added: It was suggested by Stefan Schmidt to change Auto-Activation speed. It seems that there is a bug with this. The smaller I set it, the more it fails to open at all. For example, when it's 200, it opens mostly all the time when there is something to open. At 10 it doesn't open (at least) for static class members. What gives?
posted date: 2008-12-20 07:01:00