PhpStorm is perfect for working with Symfony, Laravel, Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, Magento, Joomla!, CakePHP, Yii, and other frameworks.
The editor actually 'gets' your code and deeply understands its structure, supporting all the PHP language features for modern and legacy projects. It provides the best code completion, refactorings, on-the-fly error prevention, and more.
Perform many routine tasks right from the IDE, thanks to the Version Control Systems integration, support for remote deployment, databases/SQL, command-line tools, Docker, Composer, REST Client, and many other tools.
All the features in WebStorm are included into PhpStorm, with full-fledged support for PHP and Databases/SQL support added on top.
Hundreds of inspections take care of verifying your code as you type, analyzing the whole project. PHPDoc support, code (re)arranger and formatter, quick-fixes, and other features help you write neat code that is easy to maintain.
Be the master of your codebase thanks to the efficient, lightning-fast navigation features. The IDE understands where you want to go and gets you there instantly.
Refactor your code reliably with the safe Rename, Move, Delete, Extract Method, Inline Variable, Push members Up / Pull members Down, Change Signature, and many other refactorings. Language-specific refactorings help you perform project-wide changes in a matter of clicks, which can all be safely undone.
PhpStorm is renowned for its zero-configuration Visual Debugger, providing extraordinary insight into what goes on in your application at every step. It works with Xdebug and Zend Debugger, and can be used both locally and remotely. Unit Testing with PHPUnit, BDD with Behat and profiler integration are all also available.
It is now easier to manage dependencies because all actions are available right in the editor when you open a composer.json file.
You can add, install, and update dependencies with suggestions from packagist.org, as well as try many other time saving tools.
The core of PhpStorm – the type inference engine – has received a few nice improvements. Code completion is available in places where it didn’t work before, and the ordering of suggestions in code completion has become better thanks to ML-assisted ranking.
Create tests and upgrade to the latest PHPUnit easily with PhpStorm, as every deprecation will be highlighted in the editor.
Put the cursor over a highlighted element and press Alt+Enter to apply a quick-fix.
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@phpstorm is magical... in a good way. I find myself saying "oh that's convenient" over and over.
If you are developing in PHP and are not using PhpStorm, you are working too hard.
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