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Brackets vs PhpStorm: What are the differences?

What is Brackets? A modern, open source text editor that understands web design. With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. Try Creative Cloud Extract (preview) for Brackets for an easy way to get clean, minimal CSS straight from a PSD with no generated code.

What is PhpStorm? Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers. 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.

Brackets can be classified as a tool in the "Text Editor" category, while PhpStorm is grouped under "Integrated Development Environment".

Some of the features offered by Brackets are:

  • Code Hints from a PSD
  • Inline Editors
  • Live Preview

On the other hand, PhpStorm provides the following key features:

  • Smart PHP Code Editor
  • Code Quality Analysis
  • Debugging and Testing

"Beautiful UI" is the primary reason why developers consider Brackets over the competitors, whereas "Best ide for php" was stated as the key factor in picking PhpStorm.

Brackets is an open source tool with 29.9K GitHub stars and 6.42K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Brackets's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, PhpStorm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 646 company stacks & 502 developers stacks; compared to Brackets, which is listed in 36 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

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What is Brackets?

With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, it is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser.

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.
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    What are some alternatives to Brackets and PhpStorm?
    Atom
    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
    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.
    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.
    Vim
    Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
    Notepad++
    Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
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    Decisions about Brackets and PhpStorm
    Johnny Bell
    Johnny Bell
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 10 upvotes · 16K views
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    RubyMine
    RubyMine
    Ruby
    Ruby
    Prettier
    Prettier
    WebStorm
    WebStorm
    PhpStorm
    PhpStorm
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    #Help

    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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    Reviews of Brackets and PhpStorm
    Avatar of texeltexel2009
    Full Stack Developer at Webbingapps
    Review ofPhpStormPhpStorm

    There are many PHP IDE's currently available but PhpStorm just beats them all! It's availanle for every OS. Fast, Feature-rich, Customizable, etc etc etc. It just has it all! Highly recommended for any Web Apps Developer who takes his job seriously. This is the main tool that you don't want to miss.

    How developers use Brackets and PhpStorm
    Avatar of Rocky Gray
    Rocky Gray uses PhpStormPhpStorm

    Writing software, navigating code bases, and refactoring code. Intellisense and click through are heavily used features here.

    Avatar of BrightMachine
    BrightMachine uses PhpStormPhpStorm

    The best PHP editor available. We really don't know how we managed to do anything before using this fantastic tool.

    Avatar of Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please
    Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses PhpStormPhpStorm

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

    Avatar of Ademir Nuno
    Ademir Nuno uses BracketsBrackets

    Rapid small editions on code and markdown texts. Greate for simple projects with not so many files.

    Avatar of Christian Bryant
    Christian Bryant uses PhpStormPhpStorm

    Mailer, forms; anything that I feel PHP can still provide advantages simply AngularJS/MEAN stack

    Avatar of Thyago Rafael
    Thyago Rafael uses BracketsBrackets

    Used to code PSD > HTML. Used as a replacement for Photoshop.

    Avatar of Andrew Gatenby
    Andrew Gatenby uses PhpStormPhpStorm

    It's really the only PHP IDE to bother with in our experience.

    Avatar of Tim De Lange
    Tim De Lange uses BracketsBrackets

    Used for rapidly creating html mockups.

    Avatar of WorldGaming
    WorldGaming uses BracketsBrackets

    Front end and NodeJS development.

    Avatar of Jonas Funcke
    Jonas Funcke uses BracketsBrackets

    Texteditor

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