It also integrated nicely with XDebug, so you can do proper line by line debugging, rather than just echoing statements back to the screen, proper project support, the ability to define time-saving macros, plus excellent HTML and CSS code completion tools as well. And in my experience it’s much much quicker compared to Eclipse based tools like Zend Studio or PDT. It’s the closest I’ve found to Microsoft’s Visual Studio IDE that runs on the LAMP development stack.
So why should a little ol’ Web Developer near Bath need such things? Why not stick with Dreamweaver? Well, it’s free, it’s cross-platform and it lets me create Web-sites more quickly and easily for my clients. And they like cheap, effective web sites.