Zend Studio, the leading integrated development environment for PHP Web applications, maximizes developer productivity by allowing you to develop and maintain code faster, resolve application issues quickly and improve team collaboration. Backed by Zend and built on top of the Eclipse platform, Zend Studio offers unmatched reliability and extensibility.
The steps below will help guide you through the basic procedures of using Zend Studio to develop and run your PHP applications.
1.Create a PHP project
To start working in Zend Studio, you should first create a new PHP project which will contain the files for your application. In the procedure below you can choose which content to use in the project - Zend Studio's built-in PHP or Zend Framework.
2. Create PHP Files
You can now start to develop your application by creating PHP files in your project.
3. Create PHP Elements
You can use Zend Studio's PHP element creation wizards to quickly and easily create PHP elements such as classes and interfaces within your code.
4.Code with Content Assist
Manually type code in your files. As you type, content assist will suggest code options according to the context of the code. You can select a required code string to quickly insert it into your scriptIf the Content Assist window does not pop up automatically, press Ctrl+Space.
5. Rename Elements (Refactoring)
If at any point during your development you want to rename an element, this can be easily done using the in-place refactoring feature. This will apply the rename operation to all occurrences of the required element so that all links between elements are maintained. Note: The refactoring feature also gives access to a range of other functions such as move file and extract variable. See Refactoring for more information.
6.Comment your Code
It is good programming practice to comment all functions, classes and methods in your code. This helps both the developer and others who might look at the code to understand its purpose. Simply add a double slash "//" and comment away! Zend Studio also allows you to easily select and comment existing lines.
7. Formatting Code
Zend Studio can automatically format your code according to set standards to make it easily navigable and readable.
8. Finding and Replacing
Zend Studio gives you a powerful search and replace mechanism for easily finding and replacing text strings in your code.
9.Run your Application
Great! You've finished coding your application. Now what? You can preview the execution of your application by running it locally as CLI, or as a Web application on your Web server.
Once you've familiarized yourself with the basics, you can begin additional tasks in Zend Studio:
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