PhpStorm, a great tool for developers
Benjamin Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 28, 2018

PhpStorm, a great tool for developers

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PhpStorm

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 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.
PhpStorm is the most complete IDE for PHP that I have used. It is stable and solid, and it works on all platforms. There are some editors that are quicker loading, Sublime Text, Notepad ++, but they don't have the depth and solid foundation that PhpStorm has. This is why we have chosen PhpStorm opposed to the other ones.
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.