I’ve never been a big fan of NetBeans IDE for Java development, often defaulting to the Eclipse IDE instead. But I decided to give NetBeans another whirl and see if it works better than several other PHP IDEs and text editors that I tried. Surprisingly, the NetBeans IDE for PHP is a great contender, having improved vastly since I last used it more than 3 years ago. What I liked most is its support for Symfony2 out-of-the-box.
So the forth upgrade I am doing to my development environment is to move all my PHP projects into NetBeans, to take advantage of its integration capabilities with various plugins and workflow. I’ll still do quick/simple scripts in Komodo Edit (not every PHP script needs to be part of a formal project).