This category is for tools that help in developing and using PHP.
Offers graphical front-end access to the php.ini file plus the ability to add other configuration directives, such as for the Zend optimizer or MSSQL. Windows only. [Freeware]
PHP debugger that allows you to execute PHP scripts in step-by-step manner and trace down errors. Site offers installation instructions and user support forum. [Commercial]
Tool for writing and testing PHP and HTML pages. Offers Unicode support and file search utility. Website also contains related editing products for Perl and Powerpoint. [Shareware]
A further development of the Turcke MMCache project. The tool increases performance of PHP scripts by caching them in a compiled state. Wiki data, tickets and recent changes also available for viewing. [Open source, GPL]
Software package for Windows includes an Apache server, a MySQL database, PHP 5.2.0, as well as some PHP development tools. The installation files, website and product support are also available in French and Spanish. [Freeware]
A complete IDE for creating, testing, and debugging PHP scripts that runs on Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP. The site also includes an Apache GUI and editors for CSS and Perl. [Commercial]
A combined Apache, MySQL, and PHP installer package for Windows and Linux. It supports user-defined configuration during installation including PHP as a module, PEAR, and the Zend Optimizer. The website also offers a support forum. [Freeware]
A simple, flexible, community driven PHP 5 web framework.
Code generator connects to a MySQL database and produces valid PHP code through a graphic interface. Site and installation also available in Italian. [Freeware]
Standards-compliant HTML filtering library written in PHP. Plug-ins, demo, and forums also available through the website. [Open source]
A PHP extension to the PHP Zend engine that accelerates compilation and execution of scripts. Also works with the Smarty templating system. Available for BSDi, Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Solaris. [Freeware]
Provides an all in one solution to install Apache, PHP and MySQL on a Mac OS environment.
Provides a framework to benchmark PHP scripts and function calls. The PEAR site also contains hundreds of other pre-built packages. [Open source, GPL]
A full-featured profiler/debugger that is loaded as a zend_extension. It aims to be an analog of C's gprof or Perl's Devel::DProf. Offered from PHP.net [Open source, GPL]
Browser-based object generator and testing tool. Creates PHP and MySQL code. Also available as a zip file. [Freeware]
A project to join PHP, which has many libs, and REP, which is powerful.
The spot for people using HomeSite for PHP or ASP development to find help and to exchange add-on extensions, resources, help, links, tips, requests and articles.
Online CRUD scaffold creator for MySQL. Generates code from MySQL query in PHP for copying into existing code. [Free, Browser-based]
A visual frontend for debugging PHP. It runs on Win98SE and newer and can be used remotely. [Freeware]
A powerful referer tracking script that will draw detailed graphics depending on the period, the referring domain and the audited host.
A Windows program which uses an extendable Delphi or VB-like component model for PHP-based web programming.
An open source PHP accelerator, encoder and dynamic content cache for PHP that also features an optional obfuscator. Features a standalone loader, an API, and installation notes. [Open Source]
An installation package installs Apache, PHP5 and MySQL on Windows platform. It comes with a service manager as an icon tray and lots of options.
A very basic PHP class builder to generate class templates useful for object-oriented programming in PHP.
Windows software that generates PHP scripts to create and manage MySQL databases. Database Converter software also available.
Web-based rapid application development (RAD) tool for creating database applications optimized for PHP MySQL. Also supports PEAR:DB for creating applications for Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, and IBM. Offers custom HTML data entry forms, reports and supporting back-end code. [Free]
A PHP extension for powerful debugging. It supports stack and function traces, profiling information and memory allocation and script execution analysis.
A bottom-up rewrite of the PHP scripting engine. It features a modular architecture, vastly improved performance, and greater scalability. [Commercial]
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