I’m currently testing NetBeans IDE for PHP development. You can download Netbeans IDE directly from NetBean’s website. Netbeans IDE is a free and open source IDE or integrated development environment. IDE’s are essentially glorified editors with a bunch tools to make development easier. Tools can vary from built-in functions, code completion, debugger, version control to FTP access. Netbeans has plugins for multiple programming languages such Java, Javascript, PHP, HTML, Ruby in Rails, etc. Java 7 or newer is a prerequisite to make NetBeans work on your computer. You can download Java from here.