Hi
I would like to learn PHP.
But I can't seam to find the proper IDE so I can learn Build and debug websites.
Does anyone know an Express version or free trial that I could download.
Thanks in advance.

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I love eclipse with the PHP extension. If you are looking for a testing platform, you will not find many good ones (and quite frankly, you are more than likely using the language wrong).

Best platform to test - get a cheap/free web host, turn on error reporting, use eclipse …

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ditto on the IDE, i also use Eclipse with PHP extension.

on the testing and developpement part, i use WAMP.
no 3rd party hosting.

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I love eclipse with the PHP extension. If you are looking for a testing platform, you will not find many good ones (and quite frankly, you are more than likely using the language wrong).

Best platform to test - get a cheap/free web host, turn on error reporting, use eclipse or netbeans, upload and test. Wash, rinse, repeat.

ditto on the IDE, i also use Eclipse with PHP extension.

on the testing and developpement part, i use WAMP.
no 3rd party hosting.

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Eclipse, Netbeans, Aptana are all pretty good.
Notepad++ is a decent enough general editor.

i have started using Netbeans. Very nice and easy to use. Best of all its free!!

I have also used Dreamweaver CS5.5 and 6

Thank you all for your replies

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