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What is Visual Studio?

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

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 WebStorm?

WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.


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    What are the cons of using Visual Studio?
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    What companies use Visual Studio?
    526 companies on StackShare use Visual Studio
    What companies use PhpStorm?
    526 companies on StackShare use PhpStorm
    What companies use WebStorm?
    362 companies on StackShare use WebStorm


    What tools integrate with Visual Studio?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Studio
    What tools integrate with PhpStorm?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with PhpStorm
    What tools integrate with WebStorm?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with WebStorm

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

    • 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
    • PyCharm - The Most Intelligent Python IDE

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