Some new features added to NetBeans 2.9 were described at NetBeans IDE for PHP 6.9 beta.
Now we have 6.9 Release Candidate 1. I switched from 6.8 to 6.9 beta at the end of April, 2010 and didn’t meet any bugs. It is fast, convenient and comprehensive IDE for the most PHP developement tasks.
Integrated debugger (with use of xDebug library) is very useful and helpful when you should fix some difficult to find annoying bugs in the source code:
A lot of tutorials and “from where to start” materials wait for your visit at PHP Learning Trail.
So if you search IDE to use for your every day PHP development tasks take a look at NetBeans 2.9. You can download it directly from NetBeans.org repository.