CLion vs. PhpStorm vs. Visual Studio

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What is CLion?

Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings.

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.

What is Visual Studio?

Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

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What are some alternatives to CLion, PhpStorm, and Visual Studio?

  • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
  • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
  • Xcode - The complete toolset for building great apps
  • WebStorm - The smartest JavaScript IDE

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