The storm has come with PHPStorm!
August 16, 2019

The storm has come with PHPStorm!

Ray Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PhpStorm

PhpStorm is being used by the technical department. Having hundreds of files per project, PhpStorm makes it easy to find such files as it scans each project folder and indexes it accordingly. This helps also with keeping to one type of coding structure. We utilize PHP language, and by name, PhpStorm was built to handle just about anything PHP.
  • Code completion
  • UI Theming
  • Indexing of existing repositories
  • Git, Terminal, SSH connections are easy to manage
  • Deployment by Remote Host
  • Memory hogging
  • Project structure when attaching to another opened project is not intuitive to find resolution
  • Markdown setup
  • The license fee of PhpStorm, for our business, is outweighed by time saved ( payroll costs ) as it makes coding that much easier to accomplish
  • Not having to worry about the 'givens' in the code, is such a time saver, that I am not sure your could put a savings number against that... but, if I had to guess, I would think you could save an hour or two each day, just by the default settings within PHPStorm, no matter what language you are coding.
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.
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.
  • Notepad++
Notepad++ is exactly that, notepad on steriods. However, PHPStorm was designed specifically for PHP ( my language of choice ) and thus, common settings that I would have to tailor within Notepad++ ( ever time an update comes out, which is very often ), do not have to get reset often at all.
PhpStorm is well suited for my purposes when I need to compile SCSS/JS files in a project as soon as I hit CTRL + S ( win ), save my work, it's quick and seamless to then deploy my project on a live ( staging of course ) site on the internet for others to review. It is also great for GIT ( version control ) with files colored to let me know what has been added, committed or what is in that particular branch or stash.