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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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.
Writing software, navigating code bases, and refactoring code. Intellisense and click through are heavily used features here.
The best PHP editor available. We really don't know how we managed to do anything before using this fantastic tool.
The best PHP editor. Also is a great MySQL/SQLite datasource browser, text editor, and I think it makes coffee too.
Mailer, forms; anything that I feel PHP can still provide advantages simply AngularJS/MEAN stack
use it with my front-end projects. awesome for local development, especially styling.