In Part 1 of this article, we already setup WAMP, PEAR and PHP Unit (edit: and Code Sniffer). If you missed that part, please go through Setup advanced PHP Dev-Env on windows part 1 first.

In this part, we are going to setup following:

XDebug: XDebug is used to debug PHP code and easily integrates with leading IDE like Netbeans.

Phing: Phing is PHP project build tool, based on Apache ANT.

Composer: Composer is new dependency management tool in PHP world.

(Edit) Code Sniffer: Check if your code is following standards. You can define your own standards.

Again to remind, this is not tutorial for given tools, we are just setting up the environment with these tools. Respective website is the good start point if you want to learn more about these tools. In future, I’ve plans to make a simple kick start tutorial for these tools but till then, go through official documents and Google for tutorials on these tools. (more…)