In this book, we use NetBeans IDE for developing Zend Framework 3 based applications. In Appendix A. Configuring Web Development Environment, we have installed NetBeans IDE. Here we will provide some useful tips on using NetBeans for PHP programming. We will learn how to launch and interactively debug a ZF3-based website.
What if I want to use another IDE (not NetBeans) for developing my applications?
Well, you can use any IDE you want. The problem is that it is impossible to cover all IDEs for PHP development in this book. The author only provides instructions for NetBeans IDE. It would be easier for a beginner to use NetBeans IDE. Advanced developers may use an IDE of their choices.