PHP Development Plan for NetBeans 7.2

Version: 0.1 - draft

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This document is a collection of ideas that should be done in NetBeans PHP support area during NetBeans 7.2 time frame. Probably not every feature, item will be done, but it's mentioned to track it for next releases.


Priority Task Notes Status
P2 "Annotation" providers Provide SPI for annotation providers such as PHPDoc, PHPUnit, Symfony2 etc. Just simple support would be fine (code-completion only after "@" character). DONE


Priority Task Notes Status
P1 PHP 5.4 basic support Traits and such (201774) DONE
P3 Fix imports... (Fix uses...) Like in Java editor (196928). DONE
P3 Implement code folding for code statements The current code folding works for classes and methods/functions. Users are asking for code folding of code statements like if, while.... . See issue 186731 DONE
P3 Support of PHPUnit tags in PHPDoc Issue #189983 DONE
P3 Update PHP Parser The current PHP Parser doesn't reflect some corner cases of PHP 5.3. The parser should be uptodate.
P3 Improve error handling The current error handling is based mainly on the parser errors. Messages from parser are not very understandable for users. This situation can be improved through introducing a logic that will try improve the error handling.
P4 Improve sanitizetion of the code Many ide features are based on the parser result (AST tree). Unfortunately the code in editor is the bulk of time broken, and the AST can not be build around the parser error. There is already used way to sanitized the code (correct virtually the code) that provides better ASTs. There can be added other cases to improve it.
P4 Improve handling of long strings When there is pressed ENTER key inside a string, then the string should be concatenated like in Java editor.
P3 Support for NEON file type New file type coloring support (YAML-like file type) DONE
P3 Improve Code Templates behavior Improve invocation context handling - see #205709, #205750 and #206413 DONE


Priority Task Notes Status
P1 Regenerate PHP runtime signature files Provide new signature files for binary libraries.
P1 PHP 5.4 features Run project via internal web server etc. DONE
P2 CI integration Integrate Hudson for PHP projects. DONE
P2 PHPUnit Support for SkeletonGenerator. DONE
P2 (S)FTP support Remote synchronization. DONE
P3 PHPUnit Support for --printer parameter.
P3 Phar Provide basic Phar support.
P3 (S)FTP support Includes/excludes for file transfer.
P4 UI for PHP turn on/off signature files Provide ui, which allows to exclude and add the signature files from include path.
P4 Signature files generator Create new and more maintainable signature files generator.


Priority Task Notes Status
P2 Symfony2 framework Since we already support Symfony framework, we should also support its brand new version. DONE
P2 Twig templates Template system used by Symfony2 framework. DONE
P3 Doctrine2 framework The most advanced PHP ORM framework and database abstraction layer. DONE
P3 ApiGen framework The "successor" of PHPDocumentor (PHPDocumentor seems to be not developed anymore). DONE
P4 CodeSniffer support Using code sniffer for reporting coding style issues.


Priority Task Notes Status
P2 Zend Debugger support issue #168275 (27 votes)
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