This is a great post on so many levels. What a great idea for an article to make us think about our workflow. I use both Sublime Text and PhpStorm and while the IDE can sometimes be a pain to work with, the workflow of utilizing the shortcuts can be invaluable. This is something I dont think I ever really did before and looks like a good opportunity to add a bit more structure to my code-writing process. Thanks for such a well-written post!
You guys are really making some good products, very honest in sharing your decision of what you use for web development. I have been using your products and I love it. I have used ST for some time and recently started to use eclipse (used Sublime Text before, but it doesn’t have the integration in Java (at least last version). There is many things that PhpStorm and ST have in common: a great plugin ecosystem, and great support.
As noted above, the 2017 release of PHPStorm was accompanied by PHPGo, which was a complete rewrite of the PHP (and PHP5 in particular) editing experience in PhpStorm. Since then, the team has maintained PHPGo by adding new features and fixing issues as they arise. We have open sourced most of PHPGo (see https://github.com/appfirstagency/phpgo) and we are now using it in our development process. We hope to eventually replace PHPStorm’s “go to definition” feature by switching to PHPGo. In the meantime, we’re continuing to improve PhpStorm.
We are now delighted to announce the release of PHPStorm 2022.1. When you update to the new version, you will receive PhpStorm itself, and also PHPStorm Server for running your PHP applications on a server. The PHPStorm Server distribution includes built-in PHP Unit and PHPDoc tools, so you can test your code against the latest PHPUnit version, and you can get syntax highlighting and type checking for PHP 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2
From what I have seen and tried(few months back), PhpStorm is a great IDE. But thats my personal opinion. My website is in WP, which is offcourse PHP. I am coding in php now and I love how PhpStorm handles the code. Even it has many more features than ST, it is still far away from what ST can do. I think its the best IDE for PHP Developers.
I disagree that PhpStorm is a better IDE than Sublime Text. I have tried both, and my experience with Sublime Text has been great. I use it to develop my website, and it works really great, except for one or two issues. Is there anyone here who has switched to PhpStorm?
I cant tell you how good an IDE PhpStorm is. I have been using it, every day since it was first released. Today, I am using it for 3 things. In addition to WordPress, I have a cron task that I use to back up and restore my site every day, and a virtual machine that I use for testing and development.
For those developers that prefer Text Editors, I dont think it is impossible that PhpStorm can be better. But I am sure that if you try the same task, you will feel the same. I started using PHPStorm, and never switched back to ST after that, even I am using it for many other tasks in addition to WP (joomla, drupal,…). I love it.
I have tried to use both. I am really happy with PhpStorm, especially the variables view, which is a lot more detailed than the one in Sublime Text. I have tried both WAMP and XAMPP to develop WordPress sites, but it seems like the former has a lot more stuff to set up.
What does all the jibberish mean? You are a man and this is a note on your favorite editor. Can we get back to PHPStorm matters? Wait, that wasnt PHPStorm things. Sorry, I was just going to show this