Simferopol, Ukraine (PressExposure) January 06, 2010 -- Free PHP IDE "Codelobster PHP Edition" with special Joomla plug-in released. The last version includes so-called Joomla Template Editor (Theme Editor). For the work with templates you don't need to install Joomla, you don't even need to have apache server. Plug-in combines necessary files and provides them in WYSIWYG view. The list of all included files themes appears at the bottom, it is very easy to navigate through. You can also navigate through all included files and functions by clicking on their names while holding "ctrl" button.
One more useful function: HTML inspector (as in FireBug), that allows you to compare visual elements with lines of code that correspond to it.
Plug-in expands the list of auto-complete with functions of Joomla API and allows to call for "help" for them directly from Joomal's site.
Here is the summary of this free PHP IDE abilities:
Starting developing on PHP, probably you often face the problem which IDE to choose for Windows OS. Whereas most companies sell it at high price (100-500$), this multifunctional IDE is FREE absolutely
Also Codelobster PHP Edition has special plug-ins for WordPress blogging platform, Drupal CMS, Smarty engine, CodeIgniter framework and JQuery library.