DZone Daily Dose - 2009/12/12
With Chrome catching up to Firefox by adding extensions, many of the add-ons are also catching up. Some of the most popular are the Chrome Ad Blockers, which are similar to a Firefox add-on. I wonder how internet advertisers feel about these browser tools? No uproar about it has gained any traction yet. Maybe they use the extensions themselves.
The flagship company for PHP, Zend, just announced the release of Zend Studio 7.1. The PHP specific IDE supports PHP 5.3, synchronization with remote servers, and TDD (task-driven development). PHAR (PHP Archives) support is another major addition to 7.1. PHP Studio 7.1 is ready for download starting at 399 euro.
The announcement for NetBeans 6.8 is the top link on DZone from yesterday. If you haven't given NetBeans a try, go download it and have a look. It's free and open source, so why wouldn't you? Eclipse and IDEA will still be there when you get back.