It seems that PHP developers have attracted much attention from the Eclipse community. In the next EclipseCon conference I am going to make two sessions about PDT and its ecosystem.
Developing Rich Internet Application with Eclipse Tools
It's about to get a whole lot easier for AJAX and PHP developers to develop Rich Internet Applications under the Eclipse environment.
This tutorial introduces tools to develop Rich Internet Application including:
- The Eclipse platform
- The Web-tools platform and the AJAX Toolkit
- The PHP Development tool
- Introduction to Eclipse and Web development environment
- PHP (Server-Side) development tools
- Setting up a generic ‘hello world’ website
- Developing your AJAX-PHP web-application
Extending the PDT Project
The PDT project provides a PHP Development framework for the Eclipse platform. This project encompasses all development components necessary to develop PHP and facilitate extensibility. It leverages the existing Web Tools Project in providing developers with PHP capabilities.
In the PHP world, where there are hundreds of core extensions and dozens of frameworks, we finally have an accepted development environment that enables framework and core developers to support also their own development tools.
This tutorial introduces the basics of PDT extension points and architecture as well as a case study of a well-known extension to PDT.