Due to an unfortunate series of work related events I find myself writing php code. Not only php code, but wordpress php code. That however is the topic of a later post (as is plugins that edit core code using regex based searches)
I did the work in textmate but decided to spin up my new Netbeans 6.5 in order to test the subversion functionality.
Immediately I noticed that Netbeans picked up a tag mismatch and highlighted it nicely:
This was enough to impress me and I did a quick google to find netbeans other HTML / Front-end features.
It now has a nice CSS editor that is comparable to some of the tools I fondly remember from 5 years ago. The preview and menu driven selectors are easy to work with. I’d rather have a better code completion like Firebug, but this effort is great to see from a Java dev tool.