The pursue of a PHP editor is not a easy one. Over the years, I have tried a variety of editors. Some of them were generic text editors, like Notepad, VI, Pico, Textpad, KEDit, XCode and some dedicated PHP editors like Zend and PHPEdit. I needed a PHP editor that I could use on my Mac mini and my PC computer at work. I couldn’t find one that was meeting all my needs. Zend editor is a good choice but it is expensive and slow. Hence, PHPEclipse.