Eclipse PDT – I’ve had to give up on it! Vs.php – come on down!

I’m peeved.  The last 2 days have been incredibly frustrating for me with regard to using the Eclipse PDT PHP environment.  I mentioned here that I’d been having problems with the workspace, and thought that I’d managed to get things sorted out.  I kicked off a new project and I thought that all was well….

Until, that is, I tried to re-open the project after working on soemthing else.  And despite following the Import process to the letter (and a few variations over the course of an hour or so) I could not get my project back in to the IDE.  I then decided to simply rebuild the project, and couldn’t even do that.

By this time I’d spent some 3 hours trying to do something that is pretty fundamental for a developer – creating and opening projects.  As I was ‘on the clock’, this was now costing me money – nearly £100 in chargeable time – so I decided to call it a day.

I’ve tried three other IDEs and the one that I’m currently using is one I tried before some time ago – Jcx Sofwtare’s VS.PHP IDE, based on the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.  The program is a stand alone IDE, and isn’t free but is certainly going to cost me less than another 3 hour stint trying to work out what gives with Eclipse.

I’m using a 30 day trial version – I’ll keep you posted, but so far I’ve been creating, opening a closing projects to my heart’s content.

3 thoughts on “Eclipse PDT – I’ve had to give up on it! Vs.php – come on down!

  1. I’m glad you are enjoying using VS.Php. Keep me posted on your experience. I’ll be glad to assist you with any questions you may have.

    Thanks,

    Juan
    Jcx.Software

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