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PhpStorm vs Visual Studio Code: What are the differences?

Developers describe PhpStorm 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. On the other hand, Visual Studio Code is detailed as "Build and debug modern web and cloud applications, by Microsoft". Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.

PhpStorm and Visual Studio Code are primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" and "Text Editor" tools respectively.

"Best ide for php", "Easy to use" and "Functionality" are the key factors why developers consider PhpStorm; whereas "Powerful multilanguage IDE", "Fast" and "Front-end develop out of the box" are the primary reasons why Visual Studio Code is favored.

Visual Studio Code is an open source tool with 78.4K GitHub stars and 10.9K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Visual Studio Code's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Studio Code has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1104 company stacks & 2298 developers stacks; compared to PhpStorm, which is listed in 637 company stacks and 493 developer stacks.

Advice on PhpStorm and Visual Studio Code
Johnny Bell
Software Engineer at Weedmaps | 11 upvotes 路 342.6K views

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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Erik Ostrom
Recommends
RubyMine

If you're working with both Ruby and JavaScript, buy RubyMine and shut down the other two. It's much better for Ruby than Visual Studio Code is. It can also do everything WebStorm does, if you install the plugins you need from JetBrains, and they all work together nicely.

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Marc Swikull
Recommends
RubyMine

If you install RubyMine, you shouldn't need WebStorm, as all the functionality of WebStorm appears to be included in RubyMine. (See here: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/132950).

I've used PhpStorm for several years and have never needed to open (or even download) WebStorm for anything front-end or JavaScript related.

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Russel Werner
Lead Engineer at StackShare | 6 upvotes 路 88.4K views
Recommends
WebStorm
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I work at the same company as you and I use WebStorm for 99% of my tasks. I also have RubyMine installed and use that when I have to tweak some backend code. I tried using RubyMine for JavaScript but was unhappy with how it felt and I believe that WebStorm is faster because it has less plugins and language extensions running. Summary: Buy and use WebStorm for primary development and keep VS Code around for when you have to touch Ruby.

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I've never had much issue running multiple IDEs and generally pick them based on the languages they best support. For front end work where I mainly use TypeScript, I stick heavily with Visual Studio Code. However, for backend work which we do primarily in Python, PyCharm is my go-to editor. The one thing that I do however is I do remap keyboard shortcuts so I get consistent keyboard ability even when I switch IDEs.

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Danny Battison
Recommends
PhpStorm

JetBrains all the way - my entire team uses PhpStorm and none of us would even consider switching.

The availability of IDEs for other languages along with consistency in environment and keyboard shortcuts is also a godsend, which is the reason I'd also choose Rider over Visual Studio (but also VS for Mac is trash, but I digress...)

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If I have to choose one I would go with VS Code; it鈥檚 become pretty mature and keeps getting better. If those plugins are creating problems for you then just uninstall them, find an alternative, or make a PR to fix. But at the end of the day these are IDE鈥檚 and they are meant to save you time. I would go with whatever helps you develop code faster. If restarting VS code slows you down then make a switch, that personally would annoying the crap out of me. Else maybe it鈥檚 a quick restart, not the end of the word, hopefully someone will fix at some point.

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Visual Studio Code is a text editor. And this is best option in my opinion. For Ruby, I cannot say how VS Code is good. If you wanna choose IDE, RubyMine should fit your needs. Because IDEs are more compatible with major needs. But text editors are just text editor. You can do same things with also text editors. I recommend to try both VS Code and RubyMine. And you will be able to find which fits better for your needs

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PhpStorm

So here is the deal man, bottom line you want to write code. All of these tools are built in a mouse-driven world, they are designed not for engineers, but office monkeys. If you want a real workflow that gives you ultimate performance, customization and speed you need to use a modal editor, I suggest NeoVim. Start using it 20% of the time on single file edits, watch youtube videos about it and teach yourself vim gestures. It will infuriate you for 6 weeks, make you cry for another 2 months. But as you use it more, as long as your usage goes over 40% of the time, in 6 months you will understand why most of the world's too engineers use it. Settling on lesser editors out of laziness is exactly the attitude that results in shitty the engineering. Yeah it's hard. You're smart. You do hard things. Once it isn't hard anymore you will blow yourself away at how much more efficiently you edit files.

Also vim keybindings in a mouse driven editor does not cut it. Managing files, buffers and workflow is half of the value of vim/neovim. It is OK if you have to use an IDE (currently I only use an IDE for java development, so I have little choice)

So use VSCode while you teach yourself vim.

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Visiual Studio is the best

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PhpStorm

I usually have both running but do the bulk of my language work in the appropriate JetBrains flavor. One thing to watch out for in VS is that under the hood it is running the tools needed for whatever language you are working with. This is where tools like JetBrains shine. While I am sure you can tune the heck out of what you use in VS, the provides context and clarity...

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Kyle Schoonover
Senior Software Engineer at Nordstrom | 2 upvotes 路 54.5K views

I'm personally a Visual Studio Code fan. I've used it for both Go and Java. It really depends on the quality and support of the plugins. Typically VS Code doesn't crash as much as a bad plugin causes an unforeseen error. Make sure you stay up to date and look at alternative plugins.

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If you find something that works and are comfortable with it, stay with it. Changing IDE's and learning their idiosyncrasies takes valuable time away from programming while learning setups and keyboard short cuts. I personally use VS Code for cost and decent multiple language support. I've had issues occasionally with it locking up, but it is under heavy development and continually improving. I have also found it more intuitive for new programmers. ** Having profiles for different languages can reduce the amount of plugins running and issues they can cause.

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Lungu Alexandru-Mihai
Recommends
Vim

Well you can try for a while MacVim because it is already configured with tons of plugins. My favourite text editors are Sublime Text and TextMate which are lightweight and speedy. My feeling is that JetBrains IDEs are making you brainless.

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Are you using the prettier-vscode VSCode extension or prettier via prettier-eslint? The prettier-vscode extension recommends you...

Use prettier-eslint instead of prettier. Other settings will only be fallbacks in case they could not be inferred from ESLint rules.

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Decisions about PhpStorm and Visual Studio Code
Kamaleshwar BN
Head of Engineering at Dibiz Pte. Ltd. | 12 upvotes 路 559.2K views

Visual Studio Code became famous over the past 3+ years I believe. The clean UI, easy to use UX and the plethora of integrations made it a very easy decision for us. Our gripe with Sublime was probably only the UX side. VSCode has not failed us till now, and still is able to support our development env without any significant effort.

Goland being paid, as well as built only for Go seemed like a significant limitation to not consider it.

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Dennis Ziolkowski

PhpStorm has all the integrations you need to build cool PHP Applications. This starts from it's super helpful integrated IntelliSense to the composer-support over much more integrated developer tools, such as git, ToDo-Lists and database connections. I also like the material design you can use with a plugin.

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Simon Ibssa
Student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo | 2 upvotes 路 497.1K views

I decided to choose VSCode over Sublime text for my Systems Programming class in C. What I love about VSCode is its awesome ability to add extensions. Intellisense is a beautiful debugger, and Remote SSH allows me to login and make real-time changes in VSCode to files on my university server. This is an awesome alternative to going back and forth on pushing/pulling code and logging into servers in the terminal. Great choice for anyone interested in C programming!

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Pros of PhpStorm
Pros of Visual Studio Code
  • 285
    Best ide for php
  • 232
    Easy to use
  • 218
    Functionality
  • 164
    Plugins
  • 160
    Code analysis
  • 86
    Integrated version control
  • 74
    Great php ide for mac
  • 72
    All-round php ide
  • 61
    Local history
  • 52
    Themes
  • 16
    Best PHP IDE
  • 11
    Database control
  • 9
    Easy to find anything and everything in your code
  • 8
    Best bebugging
  • 8
    Best inspection variable
  • 6
    Command line integration
  • 6
    UX
  • 6
    Getting Better
  • 6
    PHPUnit integration
  • 6
    Great frameworks integration
  • 6
    Performance
  • 5
    Real time code validation
  • 5
    Easy to use and github interaction
  • 5
    Neat does the job and easy
  • 5
    Coolest IDE
  • 5
    Composer integration
  • 4
    TypeScript support
  • 4
    Best ide for advanced php and symfony
  • 4
    Cross platform
  • 3
    Best ide for php
  • 3
    Code indexing
  • 3
    It has no match. it filled one of the biggest void
  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
    Good
  • 3
    Fast and relevant auto-complete
  • 3
    Great refactoring support
  • 3
    Debugger for Javascript
  • 2
    Awesome debugging features
  • 2
    Perfect locahost / host sync
  • 2
    Debugging in the Just-In-Time Mode
  • 2
    Integration with Vagrant and Docker
  • 317
    Powerful multilanguage IDE
  • 284
    Fast
  • 182
    Front-end develop out of the box
  • 150
    Support TypeScript IntelliSense
  • 131
    Very basic but free
  • 113
    Git integration
  • 97
    Intellisense
  • 72
    Faster than Atom
  • 44
    Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
  • 41
    Great Refactoring Tools
  • 38
    Good Plugins
  • 36
    Superb markdown support
  • 34
    Terminal
  • 31
    Open Source
  • 25
    Large & up-to-date extension community
  • 24
    Extensions
  • 22
    Powerful and fast
  • 22
    Awesome UI
  • 20
    Portable
  • 16
    Best editor
  • 15
    Best code editor
  • 14
    Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
  • 14
    Easy to get started with
  • 14
    Built on Electron
  • 13
    Good for begginers
  • 13
    Crossplatform
  • 11
    All Languages Support
  • 11
    Extensible
  • 11
    Lots of extensions
  • 10
    Ui design is great
  • 10
    Extensions for everything
  • 10
    Totally customizable
  • 10
    Faster edit for slow computer
  • 10
    Git out of the box
  • 10
    Useful for begginer
  • 10
    Easy to use and learn
  • 10
    "fast, stable & easy to use"
  • 9
    It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
  • 8
    Great language support
  • 8
    Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
  • 8
    Great community
  • 8
    SSH support
  • 7
    Fast Startup
  • 7
    Great document formater
  • 7
    Features rich
  • 7
    Powerful Debugger
  • 6
    He is not Michael
  • 6
    Can compile and run .py files
  • 6
    Awesome multi cursor support
  • 6
    Python extension is fast
  • 6
    She is not Rachel
  • 5
    Extension Echosystem
  • 5
    Language server client
  • 5
    SFTP Workspace
  • 5
    Easy azure
  • 4
    VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
  • 4
    Very proffesional
  • 4
    Has better support and more extentions for debugging
  • 3
    Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
  • 3
    Virtualenv integration
  • 3
    'batteries included'
  • 3
    Has more than enough languages for any developer
  • 2
    Emmet preinstalled
  • 2
    VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
  • 2
    Fast and ruby is built right in
  • 2
    Better autocompletes than Atom
  • 2
    CMake support with autocomplete
  • 2
    Supports lots of operating systems
  • 2
    Light
  • 2
    More tools to integrate with vs

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Cons of PhpStorm
Cons of Visual Studio Code
  • 14
    Uses a lot of memory
  • 10
    Does not open large files
  • 9
    Slow
  • 8
    Uses Java machine
  • 3
    No way to change syntax highlight for files without ext
  • 2
    No save prompt or asterisk on file change
  • 31
    Slow startup
  • 18
    Resource hog at times
  • 16
    Poor refactoring
  • 9
    Poor UI Designer
  • 8
    Weak Ui design tools
  • 6
    Poor autocomplete
  • 4
    Microsoft
  • 4
    Poor in PHP
  • 3
    Poor at Python
  • 2
    Poor intellisense. poor java
  • 2
    Super Slow
  • 1
    Dilshad
  • 1
    Poor in Python
  • 1
    Microsoft sends telemetry data
  • 1
    Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
  • 1
    No color Intergrator
  • 1
    No Built in Browser Preview
  • 1
    Very basic for java development and buggy at times
  • 1
    No built in live Preview

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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 Code?

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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A cross-platform IDE that is aimed at DBAs and developers working with SQL databases.
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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 Code
JavaScript Guru
Review of
Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code takes writing code to the next level.

There is a great community out there, it is open source, it is lightning fast, and it just works out of the box.

It has a TON of useful extensions that can make the software do just about anything that you can imagine. It has GIT support directly within the software that doesn't require any extra plugins or configuration.

Full Stack Developer at Webbingapps
Review of
PhpStorm

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 of
Visual Studio Code

I have been using VS code to develop Angular 2 application, it is great a highly support of Angular Directives and Services within HTML tags. It ease the development process of understanding syntax as a beginner in web development

How developers use PhpStorm and Visual Studio Code
Mick Dekkers uses
Visual Studio Code

I love how responsive VS Code is, and the out-of-the-box intelligent code completion it provides for many JavaScript libraries and frameworks has been a great boost to my productivity. We also have it to thank for pioneering the language server protocol, which allows the development of code intelligence tools for any editor or IDE.

Promethean TV uses
Visual Studio Code

PrometheanTV builds applications and services utilizing a variety of languages and technologies. The Visual Studio Code 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.

David Flynn uses
Visual Studio Code

Increasingly we are using VS Code more and more. It is very handy for working on Javascript, Powershell scrips, TSQL, markdown etc. Often use it's integrated terminals for spinning up APIs, running off tests and running various scripts.

Royal Icing uses
Visual Studio Code

VS Code is a delightful editor, faster than Atom while offering a suite of tools tailored for web app development, such as an integrated Terminal, git, and Node.js debugger. Plus the extensions ecosystem is pretty great.

Rocky Gray uses
PhpStorm

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

Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses
PhpStorm

The best PHP editor. Also is a great MySQL/SQLite datasource browser, text editor, and I think it makes coffee too.

bright machine uses
PhpStorm

The best PHP editor available. We really don't know how we managed to do anything before using this fantastic tool.

Christian Bryant uses
PhpStorm

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

Andrew Gatenby uses
PhpStorm

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