I've been stipping my wheels for five days trying to learn this thing. While I'm supposed to be productive. The clock is ticking as to whether I say we buy a bunch of these or not.
Is there any newbie tutorial that doesnt assume you are loading project from GIT, have purchased ZEND server, or have a PHD in eclipse?
I created a new (supposed to be blank) PHP project. It had dozens of files in it. What are all those?
Why can't you simply 'Add a file to project' like every other normal IDE lets you do?
After copy/pasting code into the files in the project (why should I have to do that...?) I selected "profile' It said I needed to change 'perspective'. What the heck is a perspective? And now all the frames in the IDE are rearranged and I can't change it back. Do I have to uninstall and reinstall to to recover?
I pressed debug, it says invalid directory for http://localhost/Project1/test.php
(yes, that's the name) Why does it want to load it from a folder that matches the name of the project?
How do I deploy it? Do I manually copy the files out of that folder to the root level of my web server (IIS for now, just for testing locally)? So I have to cherry pick the files that are needed from all the other config files in there?
How do I deploy the code? Do I manually copy the files out of that folder to the root level of my web server (IIS for now, just for testing locally)? So I have to cherry pick the files that are needed from all the other config files in there? if I can't debug from inside IIS (understandable), how do I just run it? Right now I have to make a change, manually copy it to the web root folder, test it in a browser, and repeat. I can just as easily use a text editor and edit the file directly in the web root folder.
So far, I can't see that I'm getting any advantage except a glorified text editor. And a lot more work sync'ing it to the web server root while I develop.
Is there a tutorial that can actually start from scratch?