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JetBrains supports PhpStorm, an integrated development environment (IDE).https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/0X/oe/O3ZD4X4SNTMX.PNGPhpStorm is an amazing IDEPhpStorm is used to write code and troubleshoot issues faster and more reliably by all our developers. It can be used to debug, profile, run SQL, view and edit the database, autocomplete functions, etc. It's the best IDE I have used so far and has an enormous array of features and options.,Combine everything you could need in an IDE Color coding syntax, autocomplete, helpful hints Easy debugging and db view/editing,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,10,Faster coding and debugging Fewer errors Better collaboration,NetBeans, Notepad++ and Eclipse,Drupal, WordPress, PantheonDevelop your web with PhpStormWe use PhpStorm in the software development group, especially for PHP projects or projects that have at least one PHP module. When I decided to buy it (due to the insistence of a team member) I was skeptical that it worth the money spent. However, soon I realized this is a powerful IDE for PHP development, with many nice and useful features that improve the speed of development and productivity.,Integration with almost any source code control system. Code assistance - PhpStorm has the best code assistance I have seen in my career in an IDE with an advanced syntax highlighting mode. It is helping write the code faster and reduces the number of bugs. The graphics of the files comparison tool are really nice and helpful. Code refactoring is done well. Extended plugin list available.,It is limited to PHP, CSS, HTML. Support for other programming languages would be nice Steep learning curve - it needs some time and training for a developer to use PhpStorm at its full capacity. To run optimally, PhpStorm needs a machine with 16GB RAM, which is an add-on to its cost. It is not free. Not expensive, but not free. Some performance issues are there during code refactoring and cause extensive changes in the project.,10,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.PhpStorm, a great tool for developersCurrently I use PhpStorm to write and edit PHP scripts used to automate API calls and load data into our database. In the past, I have used it for WordPress website creation and maintenance. Other developers that I work with also use PhpStorm and other JetBrians products. PhpStorm is our main, go-to platform for PHP projects large and small.,Customization of the code windows and interface allows each developer to work in a comfortable environment. Built in tools like Git and ftp clients, allow for quick deployment and editing code on development environments. Easy and smart code completion is very helpful in speeding up your coding and reducing typos. The way projects are organized allows users to ensure they are working on the proper project and the proper files within. Free for students and great discounts after graduation. Multi Platform, including Linux.,Slow start up times. Sometimes PhpStorm can be intimidating and overwhelming for new users. Not a good platform for single script edits.,10,PhpStorm helps us, at a minimal cost, keep our development projects in order and effectively allows our developers to make the changes we need in a timely manner. While not substantial, PhpStorm does cost money, compared to free code editor tools that are out there. The customization allows our developers to adjust quickly to the tool as it can emulate anything they have used in the past.,NetBeans and Visual Studio IDEReview of PHP Storm from a former .Net DeveloperAt our company, several of our developers use PhpStorm. For those of us that use it, it has been the best code editing environment for PHP. Between the color coding/formatting options, linting/code sniffing, macros, and source code search, it provides the most efficient environment.,Organization and searching of source code. Very helpful when trying to navigate through 3rd-party code bases to figure out how they work. Customizing of formatting and skins. Everyone gets their own look and feel. Debugging allowing you to step through code and get any information you need. Code refactoring. Saves time when changing method/variable names. Helps prevent bugs when refactoring. Repository integration. Can commit to repositories from within application.,Sometimes PHP Storm decides to re-index the code base (which allows for easier navigation) at inopportune times. With large code bases this can freeze up your environment for several seconds when you are trying to do things. Uses a lot of memory (not really an area for improvement, because it is a powerful tool so it will of course use a lot of memory).,10,PhpStorm has allowed our development team to work much more efficiently, especially when integrating third party code or getting to know how other code bases work. It has made debugging of code much easier as stepping through any code base is very straightforward.,Visual Studio IDEBest PHP IDEIt's being used as an IDE for PHP applications by the IT department. It helps developers to make stable, secure and better PHP applications in less time. Also it helps developers to go to the DB, test API, apply tests, check standards, check code quality, etc. in a single app. There's no need to install additional apps to do the work. Also it handles any application dependencies, so you can start a project in a few minutes without any problem.,Support for quality reviews and language errors inside the PHP Editor Their debugger supports expressións watch, multiple levels of debugging, remote, etc. You can do everything with the debugger It supports all the external tools required to create a great application. There's no need to install plugins or additional tools to do this,PHP is heavy and slow on old machines, it runs on a modified JVM but affects performance. Their configuration is complex, sometimes is hard to find an option or how to change something you already changed,10,It runs on JVM and is a little bit heavy, so you might need to invest in new hardware. License cost: it's a little bit high, buth worth every penny. It helps you to save time by doing many tasks from the UI.,NetBeans,NetBeans, Visual Studio IDE
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January 31, 2019

User Review: "PhpStorm is an amazing IDE"

Score 10 out of 10
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PhpStorm is used to write code and troubleshoot issues faster and more reliably by all our developers. It can be used to debug, profile, run SQL, view and edit the database, autocomplete functions, etc. It's the best IDE I have used so far and has an enormous array of features and options.
  • Combine everything you could need in an IDE
  • Color coding syntax, autocomplete, helpful hints
  • Easy debugging and db view/editing
  • 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
PhpStorm is well suited for anything, except someone just starting out or who cannot pay for the license. It may seem a touch complicated with the many options, and be unnecessary for someone learning to program for the first year.
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January 28, 2019

User Review: "Develop your web with PhpStorm"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use PhpStorm in the software development group, especially for PHP projects or projects that have at least one PHP module. When I decided to buy it (due to the insistence of a team member) I was skeptical that it worth the money spent. However, soon I realized this is a powerful IDE for PHP development, with many nice and useful features that improve the speed of development and productivity.
  • Integration with almost any source code control system.
  • Code assistance - PhpStorm has the best code assistance I have seen in my career in an IDE with an advanced syntax highlighting mode. It is helping write the code faster and reduces the number of bugs.
  • The graphics of the files comparison tool are really nice and helpful.
  • Code refactoring is done well.
  • Extended plugin list available.
  • It is limited to PHP, CSS, HTML. Support for other programming languages would be nice
  • Steep learning curve - it needs some time and training for a developer to use PhpStorm at its full capacity.
  • To run optimally, PhpStorm needs a machine with 16GB RAM, which is an add-on to its cost.
  • It is not free. Not expensive, but not free.
  • Some performance issues are there during code refactoring and cause extensive changes in the project.
I highly recommend PhpStorm specifically for web development involving PHP, CSS, and HTML. This IDE has everything you need to do this, and more. Once the team members learn it, it will increase the speed of development, the quality of the code(therefore fewer bugs) and overall it will increase the team's productivity, delivering projects/features faster to market and saving the company money.
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Benjamin Hale profile photo
November 28, 2018

User Review: "PhpStorm, a great tool for developers"

Score 10 out of 10
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Currently I use PhpStorm to write and edit PHP scripts used to automate API calls and load data into our database. In the past, I have used it for WordPress website creation and maintenance. Other developers that I work with also use PhpStorm and other JetBrians products. PhpStorm is our main, go-to platform for PHP projects large and small.
  • Customization of the code windows and interface allows each developer to work in a comfortable environment.
  • Built in tools like Git and ftp clients, allow for quick deployment and editing code on development environments.
  • Easy and smart code completion is very helpful in speeding up your coding and reducing typos.
  • The way projects are organized allows users to ensure they are working on the proper project and the proper files within.
  • Free for students and great discounts after graduation.
  • Multi Platform, including Linux.
  • Slow start up times.
  • Sometimes PhpStorm can be intimidating and overwhelming for new users.
  • Not a good platform for single script edits.
PhpStorm is well suited for individual PHP Developers, as well as teams. With the integration of version control and deployment tools, it can be a one stop shop for most developers or development teams. PhpStorm is the perfect tool for working on projects with multiple files and connections. On the other hand, if someone is used to jumping in and out of projects, and updating one or two files at random, this is not a good tool due to the long load times compared with a more basic text and code editor.
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November 27, 2018

PhpStorm: "Review of PHP Storm from a former .Net Developer"

Score 10 out of 10
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At our company, several of our developers use PhpStorm. For those of us that use it, it has been the best code editing environment for PHP. Between the color coding/formatting options, linting/code sniffing, macros, and source code search, it provides the most efficient environment.
  • Organization and searching of source code. Very helpful when trying to navigate through 3rd-party code bases to figure out how they work.
  • Customizing of formatting and skins. Everyone gets their own look and feel.
  • Debugging allowing you to step through code and get any information you need.
  • Code refactoring. Saves time when changing method/variable names. Helps prevent bugs when refactoring.
  • Repository integration. Can commit to repositories from within application.
  • Sometimes PHP Storm decides to re-index the code base (which allows for easier navigation) at inopportune times. With large code bases this can freeze up your environment for several seconds when you are trying to do things.
  • Uses a lot of memory (not really an area for improvement, because it is a powerful tool so it will of course use a lot of memory).
PhpStorm is well suited for development of projects using large code bases and many third party applications. So far it is the best editing environment I have found for managing projects of that size. It is less appropriate for editing single text files. For those scenarios I use a much simpler editor.
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September 03, 2018

PhpStorm Review: "Best PHP IDE"

Score 10 out of 10
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It's being used as an IDE for PHP applications by the IT department. It helps developers to make stable, secure and better PHP applications in less time. Also it helps developers to go to the DB, test API, apply tests, check standards, check code quality, etc. in a single app. There's no need to install additional apps to do the work.

Also it handles any application dependencies, so you can start a project in a few minutes without any problem.
  • Support for quality reviews and language errors inside the PHP Editor
  • Their debugger supports expressións watch, multiple levels of debugging, remote, etc. You can do everything with the debugger
  • It supports all the external tools required to create a great application. There's no need to install plugins or additional tools to do this
  • PHP is heavy and slow on old machines, it runs on a modified JVM but affects performance.
  • Their configuration is complex, sometimes is hard to find an option or how to change something you already changed
  • If you need to create a great PHP application in less time, PHPStorm is the perfect IDE for you. It offers supports for ALMOST ALL external tools to handle dependencies, version control systems, API test, database connection, code quality tools, code standards, sniffers, etc.
  • Also if you need to automate certain tasks like HTML/CSS/JS minification, or build things, this is the perfect tools because offers support to it.
  • Their original documentation is well done and you won't get lost, even if you are using the app for the first time.
  • Save time thanks to their automation features.
  • It handles any dependency downloads.
  • Great version control systems application, you can do all things with a great UI.
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November 28, 2018

Review: "PhpStorm, the product to make development better"

Score 9 out of 10
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The IDE helps me by providing me with various powerful tools such as JS debugger (also can be found in many modern browsers), code completion and intel with documentation and other things. For the full list refer to the Pros/Cons section below. I really recommend buying or at least trying it (like me) because I think it’s totally worth it
  • PhpStorm is fast.
  • Supports things like Phing, SASS, PHP CodeSniffer, Github, etc
  • Can synchronize files from local to server and back
  • Has native ZenCoding support
  • Too complex for some developers
  • Requires Oracle Java to run properly
PhpStorm for JavaScript development, testing and debugging. The IDE helps me by providing me with various powerful tools such as JS debugger (also can be found in many modern browsers), code completion and intel with documentation and other things.
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August 09, 2018

PhpStorm Review: "Great IDE for PHP Development - perhaps the best"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use PhpStorm when debugging our PHP web-apps. It's a great IDE that helps pinpoint errors in the code via compliation, syntax highlighting & various other code inspecting features. It allows you to connect to a remote host, pulling the files directly from your server to the IDE and putting your edited files directly on to the server. Currently in our department a few developers use it when we come accross our PHP heavy frameworks like Cake or Twig.
  • 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.
  • So overall I love PhpStorm but there are some glaring Javascript issues that need to be addressed. The variable and function usage search often yields unrelated results. The declarations sometimes screw up & the validation can sometimes be buggy.
  • The learning curve for utilizing all of its core components & extensible features is steep. If you're coming from Sublime Text 3/Atom, you might have a tough time getting used to this heavier IDE.
  • High Memory Usage. I know its a heavier IDE with alot of cool components, but maybe through some sort of multithreading it could utilize my GPU more efficiently?
PhpStorm is well suited for any PHP development. It integrates well with Symfony, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Cake & Twig. I have used it very successfully in the past and despite not being my go-to editor, I will still use it when working on PHP heavy frameworks.
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