Scrutinizer vs PHPStan: What are the differences?
Scrutinizer: Continuous inspection platform - improve code quality and find bugs before they hit production. Scrutinizer is a continuous inspection platform helping you to create better software; PHPStan: PHP Static Analysis Tool - discover bugs in your code without running it!. It focuses on finding errors in your code without actually running it. It catches whole classes of bugs even before you write tests for the code. It moves PHP closer to compiled languages in the sense that the correctness of each line of the code can be checked before you run the actual line.
Scrutinizer and PHPStan can be categorized as "Code Review" tools.
Some of the features offered by Scrutinizer are:
- Continuously measure and track your code quality
- Project quality broken down
- Know your problem areas
On the other hand, PHPStan provides the following key features:
- Static Analysis Tool
- Focuses on finding errors in your code without actually running it
PHPStan is an open source tool with 7.35K GitHub stars and 535 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PHPStan's open source repository on GitHub.