10 best PHP tools for developers (Part 1)

Ngoc Huynh

No doubt PHP is one of the most popular languages amongst developers and aids them in creating innovative and dynamic web applications. PHP developers keep looking for useful and handy php tools which they can use to make their workflow and web related tasks easier, faster, and better. There are scads of php tools available over the internet for php developers, but finding an appropriate php tool is quite an arduous task and demands effort and time.

For saving your precious time and endeavors, I have gathered some of the best php tools for developers that would help you with your development tasks and let you create innovative and useful web applications.

1. DebugBar

DebugBar is a free and open source app that can integrate into any PHP project and collect + present profiling data. It has no dependencies, supports Ajax requests and includes generic data collectors and collectors for well known libraries. The bar is 100% JavaScript that sits in the footer (like Dev. Tools). New collectors and views can be added with ease and it is possible to save/re-run previous requests.

2. Monsta FTP

Monsta FTP is an open source PHP/Ajax cloudware that puts FTP file management right in your browser, anywhere, any time. You can drag & drop files into your browser and watch them upload, like magic. It supports on-screen file editing. There is multi-language support as well. It has been tested on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. It is released under GNU General Public License. You can download for free and install it on your own server.

3. Phalcon PHP

Phalcon PHP is a web framework delivered as a C extension providing high performance and lower resource consumption. Phalcon PHP is written in C with platform independence in mind. As a result, Phalcon PHP is available on Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, You can either download a binary package for the system of your choice or build it from sources.

4. Pinba

Pinba is a MySQL storage engine that acts as a realtime monitoring/statistics server for PHP using MySQL as a read-only interface. It accumulates and processes data sent over UDP by multiple PHP processes and displays statistics in a nice human-readable form of simple “reports”, also providing read-only interface to the raw data in order to make possible generation of more sophisticated reports and stats.

5. CaseBox

CaseBox is an open source and PHP/MySQL-powered web application forstoring + managing records, tasks and files. It has a desktop-like interface where we can create an unlimited-level of directories and store stuff in the structure preferred. Tasks with deadlines can be created, assigned to users and the progress can be tracked easily. We can store the information of clients and any number of files there as well. The contents of the files are indexed so that locating a PDF/Word.. file with its contents is pretty quick.

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