At this stage maybe its time to say goodbye to the “notepad”… ever since developers of PHP and JAVA uses notepad for writing their scripts. But now, a lot of IDE are available out therefor PHP and JAVA. After a long time of researching, consulting and soul researching of what is the best IDE out there, I came up to this two IDE. The first is Zend an IDE for PHP and the second is NetBeans an IDE for JAVA.
For me, I really appreciate that Zend have a IntelliSense!! and of course theres also a dozen of great features that you can check on their website.
NetBeans also have an IntelliSense and it supports projects in JAVA, Web Apps, Ruby and C/C++