10 Responses to “phpStorm, a true delight to work with”

You read my mind. I’ve been using phpStorm for about a month now having switched between just code editors (Coda, Espresso) and IDEs (Netbeans, Aptana). The memory issues with the IDEs were ridiculous and doing more than just simple edits to PHP files in the text editors became a bit tedious.

I too will gladly shell out the money for phpStorm when it goes commercial.

How is it compared with Zend Studio?

Code editors are nice, but w/o a debugger they are just a waste of time for me. I too have been using PhpStorm since early beta and can’t imaging using anything else for PHP on at the Mac at this point.

Hello just stumbled your blog and been browsing around, do you also run another a pet related blog that looks exactly like this one? Have a great day anyhow.

  • Native git integration

There’s a module for netbeans for that.

  • Method Usage search

Netbean does it natively (crtl + f7)

  • Being able to add types to variables in i.e. foreach loops

What do you mean?

  • more advanced docblock parsing and code interpretation

Not sure about that.

  • the ability to view ‘blame’ information in the IDE

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~ that seems to be a great topic, i really love it ”-

@edson If netbeans has the ability to autocomplete array keys, show me where it is! (and autocomplete for files in css/js would be nice as well ;-)

I do not use PhpStorm at its full potential for PHP yet, but overall, it’s much better than Eclipse or Netbeans.

But something for sure, if you are a JavaScript coder too, you have in hand the most powerful JavaScript IDE out there. I’ve try all javascript IDE available, none can rival with PhpStorm/WebStorm.

After many years of being frustrated about there not being a good IDE for web development i was very enthousiastic about phpstorm as I discovered it last year. But as I use it more and more, the product begins to show cracks…as do they all. Sigh. Why does no one create a good IDE for webdesigner/developers? Don’t get me wrong, phpstorm is still the best out there, covering more basic needs for our job, but it simply doesn’t seem to understand our needs down to the core leaving us wanting yet again.

I use and suggest Codelobster: http://www.codelobster.com

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