PHP Documentation Support in NetBeans IDE

NetBeans IDE can be used with the following PHP documentation generators:

Advantages: Widely used, plugin officially supported for NB 7.0, sources available through PEAR.
Disadvantages: Does not support PHP 5.3, source may not be updated anytime soon, configuration can be tricky (esp non-Linux)
  • APIGen Community-contributed plugin
Advantages: Newer documentation system, supports PHP 5.3, uses PhpDoc syntax
Disadvantages: No documentation outside Nette forum, APIGen has close relationship with Nette framework meaning it sometimes has problems with other frameworks (such as Symfony), some issues with excluding file paths
Advantages: Widely used, supports PHP 5.3
Disadvantages: Plugin does not work on Linux, plugin not verified for NB 7.0, only 6.9
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