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What is PhpStorm?

PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.
PhpStorm is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.

Who uses PhpStorm?

Companies
1220 companies reportedly use PhpStorm in their tech stacks, including Lyft, Stack, and Accenture.

Developers
9210 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PhpStorm.

PhpStorm Integrations

Vagrant, Google App Engine, Composer, Snyk, and WakaTime are some of the popular tools that integrate with PhpStorm. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with PhpStorm.
Pros of PhpStorm
287
Best ide for php
233
Easy to use
219
Functionality
165
Plugins
161
Code analysis
87
Integrated version control
76
Great php ide for mac
73
All-round php ide
62
Local history
53
Themes
17
Best PHP IDE
11
Database control
10
Easy to find anything and everything in your code
9
Best bebugging
9
Best inspection variable
7
Command line integration
7
PHPUnit integration
7
Great frameworks integration
7
Getting Better
7
UX
6
Coolest IDE
6
Composer integration
6
Performance
5
Best ide for advanced php and symfony
5
Easy to use and github interaction
5
Neat does the job and easy
5
Real time code validation
4
Great refactoring support
4
Best ide for php
4
Code indexing
4
It has no match. it filled one of the biggest void
4
Fast and relevant auto-complete
4
Cross platform
4
TypeScript support
3
Debugger for Javascript
3
Good
3
Very good
3
Integration with Vagrant and Docker
2
Debugging in the Just-In-Time Mode
2
Awesome debugging features
2
Perfect locahost / host sync
Decisions about PhpStorm

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PhpStorm in their tech stack.

Lidiexy Alonso
Senior Software Engineer at Palinode LLC · | 6 upvotes · 81.2K views

As developer at Applied Health Analytics we decided to create a React Native App. In terms of #IDE I'm a good fan of PhpStorm cause we have a lot of PHP in the backend, but I've definitely gave a try to Visual Studio Code and now is my primary JavaScript #IDE. I was impress how fast VS Code has become the No.1 @JavaScript Editor in the community.

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Johnny Bell

When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.

We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.

Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help

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Denys
Software engineer at Typeform · | 11 upvotes · 203.6K views
  • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
  • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
  • Vim because it's Vim
  • Git because it's Git
  • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
  • Arch Linux because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
  • Stack Overflow because of Copy-Paste Driven Development
  • JavaScript and Python when a something needs to be coded for yesterday
  • PhpStorm because it saves me like 300 "Ctrl+F" key strokes a minute
  • cURL because terminal all the way
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PhpStorm's Features

  • Smart PHP Code Editor
  • Code Quality Analysis
  • Debugging and Testing
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript Editor
  • Cross-platform Experience
  • Support for all major PHP frameworks
  • VCS
  • SQL Editor
  • Unit Testing

PhpStorm Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PhpStorm?
Visual Studio Code
Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
WebStorm
WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
Sublime Text
Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
DataGrip
A cross-platform IDE that is aimed at DBAs and developers working with SQL databases.
NetBeans IDE
NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
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PhpStorm's Followers
8003 developers follow PhpStorm to keep up with related blogs and decisions.