The Eclipse Foundation on Tuesday released Eclipse PHP Development Tools 1.0, software that it hopes will open Eclipse up to the millions of PHP Web developers.
Eclipse has become a widely used integrated development environment for Java programmers. But scripting, or dynamic, languages like PHP have become increasingly popular, particularly for the front-end development. Now people trained in Eclipse can write PHP applications and get access to about 1,400 plug-ins.
The move is significant for Zend Technologies, a company that sells development tools for PHP. Much like Eclipse commoditized Borland's Java tools business, the Eclipse PHP Development … Read more