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Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

It's good for if you need to: Edit and run queries in a new SQL document. Build queries in a visual designer. Run a large script without loading it into memory. Track changes of the production database. Create unit tests using a tSQLt framework. Source control database changes. Create database objects in a visual editor. Generate database scripts.It's not so good if you need to: Manage user permissions or debug queries.
Jhonathan de Souza Soares | TrustRadius Reviewer

PhpStorm

PhpStorm is well suited for any project that utilizes PHP. I have used it on Windows, Ubuntu, and Mac OS and it works great on all those platforms. Having a solution that keeps the developer from having to constantly switch tools to do their job is invaluable. Whether you're a junior developer, front end engineer or a senior developer, PhpStorm is a great product that will help you get your work done.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

  • dbForge Studio has a clear user interface to monitor SQL server performance. It allows me to kill large or possible inefficient SQL quickly so it doesn't impact the server too much.
  • I find the SQL editor to be more friendly to use than the competitors, which seems generic. I can preview tables while writing codes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PhpStorm

  • Database browsing, Remote host browsing, and all the deep seated customizations for both the UI and Technical feasability are the result of an amazing integrity and compatibility with most components and technologies.
  • The built-in shell is insanely helpful for traversing code in order to debug scripts with ease, and the plug-in system makes this software quite extensible.
  • Not to mention the variety of options and settings (divided into global settings and per-project settings) are both intuitive & easy to use, especially the fact that I can export and import them across my workstations while maintaining my spacing & indentation, highlighting, inspection patterns and syntax styling.
Matthew Mariner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

  • Should be more compatible with SQL Management Studio. Integration would be good.
  • Sometimes crashes.
Jhonathan de Souza Soares | TrustRadius Reviewer

PhpStorm

  • There is a bug sometimes, when you pull that the directory structure it forgets all the folders
  • It's not free
  • When I copy paste the default is to not keep the same spacing/tab pattern of the original, which I'm not a fan of
Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

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PhpStorm

PhpStorm 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The UI is very easy to understand. From common to less common, with the search feature, you can find anything you are looking for within the software. For me, that makes it tremendously easy to use.
Ray Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

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PhpStorm

PhpStorm 9.3
Based on 3 answers
The JetBrains community is all about helping others succeed, even in the most obscure setups. I have never had a question go unanswered, or I have never been able to come up with empty results in searching for the answer. My questions or concerns are typically address from other users in the community, so timing is pretty quick for a response
Ray Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

I did not make the decision to choose dbForge Studio for SQL Server. I personally like dbForge Studio because of my familiarity with the SQL server and the UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PhpStorm

Two things were decisive for choosing PhpStorm, and the first was the Education version since we were a university we were able to license for free, and the other was that we just had to use a single tool to develop our activities (coding, versioning), and operations in the DB).Another point was that the application is cross-platform.
Diego de Oliveira Lopes Pacheco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

  • The ROI is good. The productivity of the team increases and you can withdraw the cost because of this.
Jhonathan de Souza Soares | TrustRadius Reviewer

PhpStorm

  • PhpStorm decreased the time to market of new features - we are following the Agile SCRUM methodology with 2 weeks sprints. Using PhpStorm helped with releasing UI features even faster than 2 weeks.
  • Considering the price of the license and the cost of the server where we run it, the ROI is still high due to less time spent by developers with writing code, debugging, refactoring etc. Especially when you have highly paid developers.
  • Increased people's happiness - by using a modern tool with lots of features which has made their work easier.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

dbForge Studio for SQL Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Edition249.95
Professional Edition499.95
Enterprise Edition699.95
Express Edition$0
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    PhpStorm

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    PhpStorm Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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