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Nuclide vs PhpStorm: What are the differences?

What is Nuclide? An open IDE for web and native mobile development, built on top of Atom (by Facebook). A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.

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.

Nuclide and PhpStorm belong to "Integrated Development Environment" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Nuclide are:

  • Remote development. At Facebook, our web and back-end engineers work on remote development servers in our data centers. Nuclide provides a pair of packages that allow connections over SSH to a lightweight node daemon on the server, making possible remote file editing and syntax/type validation. Of course, this also works for VMs, enabling local development on HHVM, for example.
  • Hack language support. The Hack codebase is one of the largest at Facebook. First-class Hack support — including syntax highlighting, type-checking, autocomplete, and click-to-symbol features — has been an important requirement on Nuclide from the start. We're also excited that the growing Hack community outside the company will be able to enjoy dedicated IDE support.
  • Flow support. For both local and remote JavaScript development, Flow has brought type integrity and the ability to quickly refactor our React components and apps. As it does for Hack, Nuclide supports Flow-specific decorations and editor features in @flow-annotated files.

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

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

"Remote development with SSH" is the primary reason why developers consider Nuclide over the competitors, whereas "Best ide for php" was stated as the key factor in picking PhpStorm.

Nuclide is an open source tool with 8K GitHub stars and 745 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nuclide'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 Nuclide, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is Nuclide?

A unified developer experience for web and mobile development, built as a suite of packages on top of Atom to provide hackability and the support of an active community.

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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    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.
    Atom-IDE
    A collection of Atom UIs to support language services as part of Atom IDE, designed for use with packages built on top of atom-languageclient.
    Eclipse
    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
    Deco
    You can get started right away on your React Native project by installing Deco and creating a new project — it's fast and there's no manual setup needed. File scaffolding handles your boilerplate. Ready-made components drop right into your code. Properties are graphically editable through the property inspector. It's an entirely new way to write, tweak, and re-use code.
    IntelliJ IDEA
    Out of the box, IntelliJ IDEA provides a comprehensive feature set including tools and integrations with the most important modern technologies and frameworks for enterprise and web development with Java, Scala, Groovy and other languages.
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    Decisions about Nuclide and PhpStorm
    Johnny Bell
    Johnny Bell
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare · | 11 upvotes · 40.7K views
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    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    PhpStorm
    PhpStorm
    WebStorm
    WebStorm
    Prettier
    Prettier
    Ruby
    Ruby
    RubyMine
    RubyMine
    #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 Nuclide 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 Nuclide 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 Christian Bryant
    Christian Bryant uses PhpStormPhpStorm

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

    Avatar of Andrew Gatenby
    Andrew Gatenby uses PhpStormPhpStorm

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

    Avatar of Paul Rubritz
    Paul Rubritz uses NuclideNuclide

    For development/debugging.

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