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PHP Static Analysis Tool - discover bugs in your code without running it!
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What is PHPStan?

It focuses on finding errors in your code without actually running it. It catches whole classes of bugs even before you write tests for the code. It moves PHP closer to compiled languages in the sense that the correctness of each line of the code can be checked before you run the actual line.
PHPStan is a tool in the Code Review category of a tech stack.
PHPStan is an open source tool with 10K GitHub stars and 717 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PHPStan's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PHPStan?

23 companies reportedly use PHPStan in their tech stacks, including Stack,, and Extensions.

30 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PHPStan.

PHPStan Integrations

PHP, WordPress, Laravel, Drupal, and Symfony are some of the popular tools that integrate with PHPStan. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with PHPStan.

PHPStan's Features

  • Static Analysis Tool
  • Focuses on finding errors in your code without actually running it
  • Extensible

PHPStan Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PHPStan?
SonarQube provides an overview of the overall health of your source code and even more importantly, it highlights issues found on new code. With a Quality Gate set on your project, you will simply fix the Leak and start mechanically improving.
A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript. Maintain your code quality with ease.
Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.
Code Climate
After each Git push, Code Climate analyzes your code for complexity, duplication, and common smells to determine changes in quality and surface technical debt hotspots.
Codacy automates code reviews to improve and standardize code quality across large enterprises. It identifies issues through static code analysis. Integrates with GitLab, GitHub & Bitbucket.
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