Testimonial by Carsten Schmitz / LimeSurvey Project Lead:
"LimeSurvey is a very successful free open source software written in
PHP, with over 220,000 downloads since it started in 2003. The project
has more than 9,000 downloads every month and about 35,000 unique
visitors every month. We started to use PhpED a couple years since the
source code of LimeSurvey 1.x is written in a procedural manner and the
usual Programmers editor didn't cut the cheese anymore. The very low
learning curve and the availability of the software on Windows _and_
Linux were the real hook-up for us to use PhpED.
For work on LimeSurvey 1.x we especially appreciated the easy way to
handle debug and code insight features (variable inspection during
runtime, etc) - especially in open source projects this is a must to
understand code which was written by other contributors to the project
and which may not be commented very well. Included DB management tools,
variable watches, breakpoints, code completion features made PhpED the
daily work tool for the LimeSurvey core developers.
The future of LimeSurvey is the currently developed version 2, a
complete rewrite based on CakePHP (a PHP application framework). In this
new environment PhpED proved to be very valuable. Because an
object-oriented model is used in this framework the debugging of single
methods/properties and the object mode insight got more important as
ever before. PhpED does master this with flying colors. We are using
Firefox in connection with PhpED and with using the Firefox debug bar
plug installed it is possible to start debugging at any point in the web
application. Even if you are just occasionally clicking through the
web-application and something catches your attention, you can activate
the debug mode from the Firefox tool bar (PhpED has to run somewhere in
the background) and start debugging right from the page you are loading
next or just by reloading the current one.
PhpED has sped up our work speed by at least 50% - especially if the
code is a little more complex working with PhpED is a big reward for the
person coding PHP as it speeds up debugging and makes it actually fun.
No PHP coder should work without a great tool like that."
Best regards from Hamburg/Germany
LimeSurvey Project Leader
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