PHP Application from Remote Server
By Tomas Mysik on Jun 08, 2009
NetBeans 6.7 is nearly out so it's time to start developing new features for the next release...
Today, I would like to inform you that we have just added one thing that could help people who would like to develop their PHP applications that are on a remote server. For such users, we have added a new PHP project wizard that takes care about correct project setup. Now, let's try to create such project:
First, invoke new project wizard, select PHP and then PHP Application from Remote Server.
The next step, Name and Location, is already well-known so let's skip it here and continue with the last step.
As you can see, NetBeans asks you only for minimum information - project URL (to be able to run the project) and a remote server together with a remote directory (to be able to download/upload the project).
If we click Finish, remote files are downloaded to the newly created project.
Of course, everything is logged so one can see the progress as well as investigate if any error occurs.
The newly created project is properly configured so every single change to your source files should be immediately propagated to your remote server so you can easily run the project or a file.
That's all for today, we hope that you will welcome this feature, especially users who don't have their own server/PHP/database installed locally. And as always, please give it a try and report all the issues you find, thanks a lot.