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PhpStorm Alternatives

PhpStorm is described as 'Enjoy productive PHP and web development with PhpStorm. Take advantage of deep code understanding, top-notch coding assistance, and support for all major tools and frameworks' and is a very popular IDE in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PhpStorm for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Visual Studio Code, which is free. Other great apps like PhpStorm are Apache NetBeans, VSCodium, Eclipse and Bluefish Editor.

PhpStorm alternatives are mainly Code Editors but may also be IDEs or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PhpStorm.
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  1. Visual Studio Code icon

    Visual Studio Code

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    185 alternatives to Visual Studio Code 

    Visual Studio Code is a free, lightweight, and extensible code editor for building web, desktop, and mobile applications, using any programming language and framework.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVisual Studio Code can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  LightweightVisual Studio Code consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  AutocompletionVisual Studio Code can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    4.  Syntax HighlightingVisual Studio Code supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    5.  Git SupportVisual Studio Code supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Visual Studio Code.
    7.  Dark ModeVisual Studio Code supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    8.  Support for MarkDownVisual Studio Code supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    9.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Visual Studio Code without registration.
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    Visual Studio Code vs PhpStorm opinions
    Some users think Visual Studio Code is a great alternative to PhpStorm, some don't.
    Guest

    VSCode is designed for all languages, but PhpStorm specially designed for php.

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    lugotal

    PHPStorm is a fully-fledged IDE whereas Visual Studio Code is a customizable text editor.

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    moscode

    Visual Studio Code is not Similar to PHPStrom. php strom is IDE

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    Guest

    Blazing fast, open source.

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  2. Apache NetBeans icon

    Apache NetBeans

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    102 alternatives to Apache NetBeans 

    A free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java language, C/C++, and even dynamic languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and...

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    1.  Code FormattingApache NetBeans supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingApache NetBeans supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Apache NetBeans vs PhpStorm opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Apache NetBeans is a great alternative to PhpStorm.
    Guest

    Veritable ide with advenced auto completation (file analyse and avenced php support)

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  3. VSCodium icon

    VSCodium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Code - OSS (vscode)
    175 alternatives to VSCodium 

    This repository contains a build file to generate FLOSS release binaries of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code - Open Source ("Code - OSS") project, the open source core of the proprietary Visual Studio Code.

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    1.  No TrackingVSCodium will not track you or use your personal data.
    2.  Privacy focusedVSCodium is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVSCodium can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Works OfflineVSCodium can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VSCodium without registration.
    6.  LightweightVSCodium consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    7.  Syntax HighlightingVSCodium supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    8.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of VSCodium.
    9.  Support for MarkDownVSCodium supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  4. Eclipse icon

    Eclipse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    155 alternatives to Eclipse 

    Eclipse is an extensible development platform with runtimes and application frameworks for building, deploying and managing software across the entire software lifecycle. Many people know Eclipse as a Java IDE, but it is much more than that- Eclipse actually consists of over 60...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEclipse can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  AutocompletionEclipse can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Eclipse.
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    Eclipse vs PhpStorm opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Eclipse is a great alternative to PhpStorm.
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    Eclipse (plus xDebug & xampp) works well and is completely free. Eclipse itself is easy to install but tracking down the correct php items to install and configure for php and xdebug is at least time consuming if not difficult.

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    Bluefish Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    209 alternatives to Bluefish Editor 

    Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdesigners, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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    Aptana Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    120 alternatives to Aptana Studio 

    Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more. Includes support for PHP, CSS, FTP, and more...

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Aptana Studio simultaneously.
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    Most users think Aptana Studio is a great alternative to PhpStorm.
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    TextMate

    • Mac
    148 alternatives to TextMate 

    TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTextMate can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of TextMate.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingTextMate supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  8. CodeLite icon

    CodeLite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • IDE
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • wxWidgets
    51 alternatives to CodeLite 

    CodeLite is an open-source, cross platform IDE for the C/C++/PHP and Node.js programming languages. CodeLite is known to work on various OSs including:

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    BBEdit

    • Mac
    107 alternatives to BBEdit 

    BBEdit is a professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingBBEdit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
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    Textadept

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    81 alternatives to Textadept 

    Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. Written in a combination of C and Lua and relentlessly optimized for speed and minimalism over the years, Textadept is an ideal editor for programmers who want endless...

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingTextadept supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  LightweightTextadept consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  PortableTextadept can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Command line interfaceTextadept either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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