PhpStorm vs Visual Studio

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PhpStorm vs Visual Studio: What are the differences?

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.

What is Visual Studio? State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between. Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.

PhpStorm and Visual Studio can be categorized as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

"Best ide for php", "Easy to use" and "Functionality" are the key factors why developers consider PhpStorm; whereas "Intellisense, ui", "Complete ide and debugger" and "Plug-ins" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio is favored.

Intuit, Starbucks, and Yahoo! are some of the popular companies that use Visual Studio, whereas PhpStorm is used by Lyft, 9GAG, and Grooveshark. Visual Studio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 676 company stacks & 1009 developers stacks; compared to PhpStorm, which is listed in 646 company stacks and 502 developer stacks.

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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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    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
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    Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
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    NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.
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      Reviews of PhpStorm and Visual Studio
      Avatar of texeltexel2009
      2nd Grade Web Apps Developement 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.

      Review ofVisual StudioVisual Studio

      Supports many languages, wide variety of plugins

      How developers use PhpStorm and Visual Studio
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      DigitalPermits uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      We are an ASP.NET shop, so it is fitting that we use Visual Studio. The biggest advantage that VS gives us is the first-class debugger, and the ReSharper refactoring tools. We do use Sublime, Brackets, Vim, Emacs, and other editors in conjunction with VS since VS does can take a long time to load.

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      Daniel Kovacs uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      An IDE which I use for at least ten years now. Roslyn is getting better and better, but VS Code seems better now. A bit obsolete concept, but the extra tools (like git integration, azure browsing, preset projects and solutions) makes it still very useful.

      Avatar of Promethean TV
      Promethean TV uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio IDE is used by various technical staff to build software on a variety of languages supported by the IDE including C#, HTML/CSS/JS, etc.

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      papaver uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      been a while since i've used visual studio. developed the tools for superman returns in it. liked the debugging but not much else. only played with the newest version a couple of times.

      Avatar of Ariestya Dibyanugraha
      Ariestya Dibyanugraha uses Visual StudioVisual Studio

      Best open source, good replacement for Visual Studio. I'm using it as my development environment in C# and Dynamics 365 Business Central (extension development).

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      Rocky Gray uses PhpStormPhpStorm

      Writing software, navigating code bases, and refactoring code. Intellisense and click through are heavily used features here.

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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 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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      Christian Bryant uses PhpStormPhpStorm

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

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      Andrew Gatenby uses PhpStormPhpStorm

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

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