Are IDEs still interesting for web development or will rapid application development and frameworks take over?

Maguma's vision was to provide a solution for the complete development lifecycle, from development to deployment.

In today's fast paced web application environment, the focus is less on PHP and more on frameworks or content management systems like Drupal. Today's development methodologies therefore need to be more focused on integrating and managing third party modules, deploying on lage scales, and optimizing performance- the role of the the IDE is shrinking. Massive sites (such as the Drupal-based Company Directory Austria with 2 million pages) have very different development, testing and deployment requirements than simple traditional web applications.

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