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Zend is the company who created and now maintains the PHP language. Their products include both "Standard" ($99) and "Professional" ($399) versions of Zend Studio, an Integrated Development Environment.
This platform seems to be the one that the others (listed below) are trying to imitate and then improve on.
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Zend has also announced that they will independently contribute to the Eclipse platform through their own plug-in, but this is new enough to still be called bleeding edge.
As Eclipse is already in wide use by other communities (JAVA, Perl, Ruby, etc.,) there is a comfort level with this environment by the Eclipse community.
A review of many articles seems to agree that Zend is strong in initial code debugging, but that the richness of PHPEclipse's templates and enterprise-level features make it the large-application choice, especially when used by veteran of Eclipse for other languages. (Some reviewers claim to have frequent problems with PHPEclispe bugs and crashes.)
While other products have individual fans), the giants in this arena continue to be Zend Studio and PHPEclipse.
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