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BrowserSync vs PhpStorm: What are the differences?

Developers describe BrowserSync as "Reload all your browsers, every time you hit save". BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free. On the other hand, PhpStorm is detailed as "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.

BrowserSync and PhpStorm are primarily classified as "Live Reloading" and "Integrated Development Environment" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by BrowserSync are:

  • Interaction sync
  • File sync
  • URL history

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

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

BrowserSync is an open source tool with 10.7K GitHub stars and 687 GitHub forks. Here's a link to BrowserSync's open source repository on GitHub.

Lyft, PedidosYa, and Docplanner are some of the popular companies that use PhpStorm, whereas BrowserSync is used by Kriasoft, Reactor Digital, and Zenfulfillment. PhpStorm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 637 company stacks & 493 developers stacks; compared to BrowserSync, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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What is BrowserSync?

BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free.

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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      Webpack
      A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows to load parts for the application on demand. Through "loaders" modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.
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      Browserify lets you require('modules') in the browser by bundling up all of your dependencies.
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      It is a Mac based app that allows you to test out your responsive design across a variety of devices and browsers
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      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 BrowserSync 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.

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      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 Christian Bryant
      Christian Bryant uses PhpStormPhpStorm

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

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      papaver uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

      use it with my front-end projects. awesome for local development, especially styling.

      Avatar of Andrew Gatenby
      Andrew Gatenby uses PhpStormPhpStorm

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

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      Jonathan Yee uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

      to serve my web app during dev

      Avatar of varadharaman balasubramanian
      varadharaman balasubramanian uses BrowserSyncBrowserSync

      live reload across browsers

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