Tools are useful utilities to make Neard better. Some tools are required like ImageMagick because PHP binaries included Imagick extension.

  • Composer : a dependency manager for PHP.
  • Console : a multi command prompt with TCC/LE and ANSICON.
  • Drush : a command line shell and scripting interface for Drupal.
  • Git : a widely used version control system for software development.
  • HostsEditor : a small application for editing windows Hosts file.
  • ImageMagick : a free and open-source software suite for displaying, converting, and editing raster image and vector image files.
  • Notepad2-mod : a fork of Notepad2, the fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting.
  • PhpMetrics : gives metrics about PHP project and classes.
  • PHPUnit : a programmer-oriented testing framework for PHP. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.
  • Python : a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language.
  • Ruby : a dynamic, reflective, object-oriented, general-purpose programming language.
  • WP-CLI : a command line interface for WordPress.
  • XDebugClient : a simple frontend for XDebug.
  • Yarn : a fast, reliable, and secure dependency management.

Typical installation

To install a new version of a tool you have to :

  • Download and install Neard.
  • If you already have started Neard, stop it.
  • Download a bundle of the tool of your choice (download links in the tool page of your choice like Composer).
  • Use a file archiver that supports 7z format like 7zip and extract the archive in neard\tools\{name}\ :
[-] neard
 | [-] tools
 |  | [-] {name}
 |  |  | [-] {name}{version}
 |  |     | neard.conf
 |  |  | [-] {name}{version}
 |  |     | neard.conf
  • Edit the neard.conf file and replace the key {name}Version with the correct version.
  • Start Neard.