I recently switched to the Mac from Windows and am looking for a good PHP IDE for the Mac. I have been a long-time user of NuSphere PhpED, but that's only available on the Mac and, although I have been using it using Parallels Desktop, I'd prefer something native for the Mac. I heard great things about this software and am trying it out right now.
That said, here's my situation and plea for help:
I have a Linux server on my network that runs my web sites. I keep the server's hard drive permanently mounted on my desktop, and prefer to work and make changes in-place, i.e., directly to those files, rather than keep a second local copy and deal with uploading/downloading. As such, I'm having trouble:
(a) setting up the project correctly. If I set it up as "Web server is installed locally, source files are located under its document root", then I get the benefit of in-place editing, but I can't get the server/debugging working right, so this doesn't seem like the best option. But, every other option requires me to duplicate the files locally and deal with syncronization. Is there any way to use a remote server for debugging, but without duplicating files and instead editing them in-place using a mounted drive?
(b) getting the remote debugger to work at all. I have both Firefox and Chrome installed on my Mac. On the remote Linux server, I have Zend Debugger installed, which works fine with NuSphere PhpED. How do I get it working with PhpStorm?
Any guides or help would be greatly appreciated!!! I tried looking through many of these discussions as well as googling this, but couldn't seem to find a solution applicable to my specific situation.
I'd really love to switch to PhpStorm, but just need to get the debugging working first!