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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
1024 companies reportedly use PhpStorm in their tech stacks, including Lyft, Stack, and Accenture.

Developers
5721 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PhpStorm.
Private Decisions at about PhpStorm

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with PhpStorm in their tech stack.

Redesigned the Zephir documentation website. This included converting all the documentation to markdown in its own repository. We connected the documentation to Crowdin for our translations/localization service. Our repositories are all on GitHub .

A new application was created to handle the website. The application was developed using nanobox.io locally, with Phalcon and PhpStorm as the editor. We also integrated with Algolia for our search using their docsearch service.

The stack was deployed to our servers and is now live!

Phalcon Zephir #Documentation

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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 19 upvotes 331.1K views

I've been in the #frontend game for about 7 years now. I started coding in Sublime Text because all of the tutorials I was doing back then everyone was using it. I found the speed amazing compared to some other tools at the time. I kept using Sublime Text for about 4-5 years.

I find Sublime Text lacks some functionality, after all it is just a text editor rather than a full fledged IDE. I finally converted over to PhpStorm as I was working with Magento and Magento as you know is mainly #PHP based.

This was amazing all the features in PhpStorm I loved, the debugging features, and the control click feature when you click on a dependency or linked file it will take you to that file. It was great.

PhpStorm is kind of slow, I found that Prettier was taking a long time to format my code, and it just was lagging a lot so I was looking for alternatives. After watching some more tutorial videos I noticed that everyone was using Visual Studio Code. So I gave it a go, and its amazing.

It has support for everything I need with the plugins and the integration with Git is amazing. The speed of this IDE is blazing fast, and I wouldn't go back to using PhpStorm anymore. I highly recommend giving Visual Studio Code a try!

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Leonardo Rossi
Leonardo Rossi
Software Engineer at Freelancer | 1 upvotes 50 views

Node.js Vue.js Visual Studio Code PhpStorm Laravel Docker Docker Compose

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Rocky Gray
Rocky Gray
Software Engineer | 1 upvotes 215 views
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Writing software, navigating code bases, and refactoring code. Intellisense and click through are heavily used features here. PhpStorm

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Tim De Lange
Tim De Lange
at Multimobile | 1 upvotes 0 views
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Drupal module development. PhpStorm has good Drupal support. PhpStorm

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Roy Olsen
Roy Olsen
Lead Architect at Xait | 1 upvotes 0 views
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PHP development PhpStorm

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Public Decisions about PhpStorm

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

Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 19 upvotes 331.1K views

I've been in the #frontend game for about 7 years now. I started coding in Sublime Text because all of the tutorials I was doing back then everyone was using it. I found the speed amazing compared to some other tools at the time. I kept using Sublime Text for about 4-5 years.

I find Sublime Text lacks some functionality, after all it is just a text editor rather than a full fledged IDE. I finally converted over to PhpStorm as I was working with Magento and Magento as you know is mainly #PHP based.

This was amazing all the features in PhpStorm I loved, the debugging features, and the control click feature when you click on a dependency or linked file it will take you to that file. It was great.

PhpStorm is kind of slow, I found that Prettier was taking a long time to format my code, and it just was lagging a lot so I was looking for alternatives. After watching some more tutorial videos I noticed that everyone was using Visual Studio Code. So I gave it a go, and its amazing.

It has support for everything I need with the plugins and the integration with Git is amazing. The speed of this IDE is blazing fast, and I wouldn't go back to using PhpStorm anymore. I highly recommend giving Visual Studio Code a try!

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Epistol
Epistol
at Epistol.fr | 12 upvotes 698.9K views
CDG

I use Laravel because it's the most advances PHP framework out there, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and most of all : easy to get a handle on, and to follow every new technology ! PhpStorm is our main software to code, as of simplicity and full range of tools for a modern application.

Google Analytics Analytics of course for a tailored analytics, Bulma as an innovative CSS framework, coupled with our Sass (Scss) pre-processor.

As of more basic stuff, we use HTML5, JavaScript (but with Vue.js too) and Webpack to handle the generation of all this.

To deploy, we set up Buddy to easily send the updates on our nginx / Ubuntu server, where it will connect to our GitHub Git private repository, pull and do all the operations needed with Deployer .

CloudFlare ensure the rapidity of distribution of our content, and Let's Encrypt the https certificate that is more than necessary when we'll want to sell some products with our Stripe api calls.

Asana is here to let us list all the functionalities, possibilities and ideas we want to implement.

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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 11 upvotes 134.2K views

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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Redesigned the Zephir documentation website. This included converting all the documentation to markdown in its own repository. We connected the documentation to Crowdin for our translations/localization service. Our repositories are all on GitHub .

A new application was created to handle the website. The application was developed using nanobox.io locally, with Phalcon and PhpStorm as the editor. We also integrated with Algolia for our search using their docsearch service.

The stack was deployed to our servers and is now live!

Phalcon Zephir #Documentation

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Lidiexy Alonso
Lidiexy Alonso
Senior Software Engineer at Palinode LLC | 6 upvotes 12.1K 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 lost of PHP in the backend, but I 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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Jon Gilbert
Jon Gilbert
iOS Developer at JORY | 1 upvotes 6.9K views

The best PHP editor. Also is a great MySQL/SQLite datasource browser, text editor, and I think it makes coffee too. PhpStorm

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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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