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PhpStorm review by Juan Luis F.
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"PhpStorm es el mejor IDE para PHP sin dudarlo"

What do you like best?

Actualmente el mejor IDE para programar en PHP es sin dudarlo PHPStorm es mi opinión sincera, las grandes empresas y los buenos programadores usan PHPStorm por que nos hace la vida un poco más fácil, tiene un auto-completar que es la hostia herramienta de bueno, con Symfony se adaptata de maravilla.

What do you dislike?

Realmente no me disgusta nada ni de PHPStorm ni de ninguna de los IDE de la familia Storm, pero como muy bien he indicado más arriba con symfony, laravel se adapta de maravilla cosa que con codeIgniter no lo entiende y hace un poco más difícil el desarrollo

Recommendations to others considering the product

No lo dudes, instálalo y no usarás nada más que PhpStorm, ofrecen una licencia para los estudiantes de 1 año o simplemente prueba sus 30 días gratis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

La refactorizacion es la clave del éxito para que todo un equipo de programadores puedan entender lo que ha hecho uno y el otro,, el código limpio, la configuración de los PSR, la rapidez con la que sacamos los proyectos tanto al IDE como a los frameworks

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PhpStorm review by Mario Y.
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"Uno de los mejores IDES para programar"

What do you like best?

Utilicé en su dia Atom y Notepad++ para el desarrollo de PHP, hasta que encontre el que luego iba a ser mi mejor amigo PhpStorm a principios de este año y estoy enamorado, cada vez que necesito desarrollar algo uso PHPStorm, no sólo para PHP, incluso con CSS, y JS ya que incluye soporte para ellos, es increíble cómo funciona... La búsqueda de clases, y los métodos con parámetros en el "Popup", todo es asombroso

What do you dislike?

Hasta ahora, lo único que me molesta es que no puedo tener los archivos de control en una carpeta separada, pero esto es algo menor y no me preocupa tanto.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Aproveche la prueba de 30 días.. Mira algunos vídeos de YouTube como al buen Carlos Vinos. Y ya por ultimo no se arrepentirá de adquirir una licencia de phpstorm y es mas comprara mas licencia de la familia "Storm"

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PhpStorm es un IDE moderno, su forma de integrarse con GIT es excelente incluso para analizar las versiones de los ficheros, para ver sus diferencias, es perfectamente para su equipo de programadores, ademas de que los proyectos irán mas rápidos

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PhpStorm review by Magus F.
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"Muy avanzado PHP IDE para tus proyectos"

What do you like best?

PHPStorm está muy bien organizado. Ofrece inspección de código, que te ayuda a identificar problemas desde el principio, como falta de una coma, punto y coma, errores ortográficos, declaraciones vacías e incluso errores lógicos. Ofrece la finalización de código para ayudarte a terminar más rápido.

Tiene una interfaz de usuario muy agradable, que te permite navegar fácilmente y encontrar lo que estás buscando. El menú de configuración está bien diseñado y es fácil encontrar la configuración que está buscando. La configuración de un servidor FTP, SFTP o FTPS es rápida y sencilla, por lo que se conecta a una base de datos. También ofrece SQL completado, si lo tiene conectado a su base de datos SQL, y también inspecciona tus consultas SQL en busca de errores.

What do you dislike?

Al buscar usos de una función o método, no hay una opción para filtrar los usos encontrados por los argumentos utilizados en las llamadas (con frecuencia busco usos de un determinado argumento opcional que necesito cambiar o eliminar del declaración de la función), así que para encontrarlos tengo que hacer clic en cada uso, incluso si hay docenas de ellos además de que he notado que utiliza bastante memoria ram y puede ralentizar otros procesos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pruébalo. Tómate el tiempo que necesites tiempo durante la prueba para configurarlo correctamente para sus proyectos y explorar sus utilidades. Te acostumbrarás fácilmente.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PHPStorm ha sido una muy buena experiencia y ha ayudado a completar proyectos relacionados con PHP de manera más rápida y efectiva minimizando así los costes.

PhpStorm review by Aroa C.
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"Mejor IDE para programar en PHP"

What do you like best?

Este IDE hace que sea muy fácil para nosotros programar en PHP. PHPStorm es muy fácil de usar y tiene funciones de auto-completar que nos permiten escribir código de una manera eficiente y factorizada incluyendo las reglas del PSR para que todo el mundo pueda entenderlo.

What do you dislike?

Si hay algo que no me gusta, es el alto uso de memoria del software (ya que *todo* está indexado por el IDE.) Pero en una máquina de desarrollo fuerte con suficientes recursos, esto es un pequeño problema.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si usted está familiarizado con cualquier producto de la familia Storm no tendrás ningún tipo de problema a la hora de programar con este IDE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PhpStorm hizo mi trabajo escribiendo código aun mas fácil. El IDE ofrece características muy útiles como la finalización y generación de código y la validación de sintaxis. También tiene un excelente depurador, y tiene fuertes características de cobertura de pruebas también.

PhpStorm review by jose luis M.
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"Mejor IDE para trabajar con PHP"

What do you like best?

Code Refactoring - ayuda a hacer cambios en el código, entendiendo los alcances del código y alertándole cuando haga cambios que puedan afectar a otras partes.

Resaltado de sintaxis - ayuda a ver diferentes partes del código (clases, funciones, constantes) coloreándolo de forma diferente en un modo único.

Modo Oscuro - funciona perfectamente y hace que la vista sea mucho más clara

Depurador - la depuración dentro del IDE hace la vida mucho más fácil (opción de depuración remota) conectándose directamente al apache de MAMP.

Integración de control de versiones - la integración de los productos Jetbrains con sistemas de control de versiones como git está haciendo la vida mucho más fácil a los desarrolladores, porque hace que el proceso de empuje de código sea mucho más fluido e integrado en todo el proceso de desarrollo.

What do you dislike?

Desempeño de tareas en segundo plano - algunas tareas en segundo plano como la comprobación de cambios en el código hacen que el programa se atasque, lo que perjudica la experiencia.

Cambio de extensión de archivo - a veces se atasca o tarda demasiado en hacerlo porque el IDE comprueba los usos de ese fragmento de código.

Los cambios de código llevan tiempo - a veces, cuando hay un fragmento de código que se utiliza en muchos lugares, hacer cambios en el nombre del archivo de ese fragmento de código lleva mucho tiempo, como 30 segundos, lo que puede ser frustrante.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PhpStorm es el mejor IDE para el desarrollo de PHP, sin dudarlo. Se integra con todas las herramientas necesarias (git, debugger, etc). Altamente recomendado.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Muchos de los sitios web de mi empresa utilizan PHP, lo que lleva a la necesidad de un IDE PHP bien estructurado. Usar PHPStorm nos ofreció el mejor IDE que pudimos encontrar. El software rico en funciones ha llevado a un aumento de la productividad y a un desarrollo más rápido. También ha ayudado a identificar errores de sintaxis.

PhpStorm review by Imri H.
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"Best PHP editor exists"

What do you like best?

Code Refactoring - helps doing changes to the code, by understanding code scopes and alerting you when doing changes that might affect other parts

Syntax Highlighting - helps to view different parts of code (classes, functions, constants) by coloring it differently in a unique mode

Dark Mode - works perfectly and makes the view much more clear

Debugger - debugging within the IDE makes life much easier (remote debugging option) by connecting directly to MAMP's apache.

Version control integration - the integration of Jetbrains products with version control systems like git is making life so much easier for developers, because it makes the code pushing process much fluent and integrated in the entire development process.

What do you dislike?

Background Tasks Performance - some background tasks like checking code changes make the program to stuck, which hurts the experience

Change of file extension - sometimes gets stuck or takes too long to do because the IDE checks for usages of that piece of code

Code changes take time - sometimes when there is a piece of code that's used in many places, making changes to the file name of that piece of code takes lot of time, like 30 seconds, which can be frustrating

Recommendations to others considering the product

PhpStorm is the best IDE for PHP development, no hesitation. Integrates with all required tools (git, debugger, etc). Highly recommended.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development of server backend

Development of CLI

Maintenance of legacy code

PhpStorm review by Alejandro C.
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"PHPStorm IDE"

What do you like best?

Lo más destacable de este IDE desde mi punto de vista es la capacidad de simplificación, búsqueda, organización y presentación que posee. Puedes configurar prácticamente todo a tu gusto y así facilitar las tareas a la hora de trabajar por ende ahorrar muchísimo tiempo al final de la jornada laboral

What do you dislike?

Pues a día de hoy la única "pega" que puedo destacar es su precio, pero teniendo en cuenta la calidad del software que se adquiere, no es para nada caro.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Mínimo se merece que lo prueben, y estoy seguro de que no les decepcionará en absoluto.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

En el ámbito del desarrollo de software, hace que la programación sea más cómoda y ayuda enormemente al desarrollador dándole infinidad de atajos y acciones automáticas de las cosas más comunes en la programación. El beneficio más claro es la reducción de tiempo en las tareas mas comunes y habituales.

PhpStorm review by Shawn T.
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"Best PHP IDE out there"

What do you like best?

I've been using PHPStorm for years now and it is by far my favorite PHP IDE.

It offers code inspections, which can help you identify issues with your code, which can be helpful narrowing down the semicolon or comma you might have forgot to put in. It also checks your HTML and CSS. It allows you to connect to a remote host, pulling the files directly from your server to the IDE and putting your edited files directly on to the server.

The database integration is great too! It allows PHPStorm to check your SQL syntax.

PHPStorm has a plugin manager, allowing you to add more features to this, already, feature-rich software.

What do you dislike?

It can get pretty memory intensive, but that's a lot of the IntelliJ IDEs. Indexing files can also take some time as well.

PHPStorm is pretty slow to start up, but again, in my experience that's a lot of the IntelliJ IDEs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PHPStorm is a feature-rich PHP IDE. I've found it increases productivity and helps narrow down syntax errors. While it may not be free like some of the IDEs out there, it is definitely well worth the price!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lot of my company's websites utilize PHP, which lead to the need for a well put together PHP IDE. Using PHPStorm offered the best IDE we could find. The feature-rich software has led to increased productivity and faster development. It has also helped with identifying syntax errors.

PhpStorm review by David l.
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"PHPStorm, siempre es mi primera opción para el desarrollo en PHP"

What do you like best?

Lo que encuentro que son las mejores características de PHPStorm incluyen acceso SSH, acceso FTP/SFTP, y las sugerencias de autoc-ompletar el código, colorear la sintaxis, y una comunidad respaldada detrás de ella que crea plugins. PHPStorm es extremadamente personalizable.

What do you dislike?

No me gusta el sistema de control GIT/versión que tiene PHPStorm. Si no tienes cuidado, podría volverse bastante desordenado. Aparte de eso, no tengo mucho más de qué quejarme.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PHPStorm en general tiene una interfaz gráfica de usuario con muchas características. Las funciones de auto-completar combinadas con la facilidad de uso realmente le permiten desarrollar con rapidez y concentrarse en el código en lugar de intentar que el programa funcione.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Con PHPStorm puedo ver todos las carpetas y archivos en una barra lateral y administrar muy fácilmente nuestro marco de trabajo y sitio web, ahora puedo desarrollar más rápido.

PhpStorm review by Khaled A.
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"The best IDE ever!"

What do you like best?

I'm using PhpStorm for more than 18 months!! it's my favorite PHP IDE ever!

It provides the most tools the developer may need for development! Database browser, Remote host browser, and all customizations amazing integrity and compatibility with most components and technologies.

I like the kaymap and new features for the keyboard! like multiple lines selection

You don't have to worry about missing features or tools! because thousands of plugins is available in the repository

What do you dislike?

it costs a lot of memory and it takes some time to index project files!

every time you start the application you have to wait for indexing it depends on the hugeness of your project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use PhpStorm if you want fast coding, high integrity and compatible software! supporting almost all web development technologies! let you focus on the code not the environment!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Things are much simpler with PhpStorm, debugging PHP code using xdebug wasn't that easy without PhpStorm! now you can inspect a specific line of code and check local variables, not to mention the intermediate window!

using PhpStorm you can perform your tasks and code faster, without paying too much attention to the configurations and deployment, all you need set your configurations and go

PhpStorm review by James C.
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"Best PHP-oriented Web Stack IDE One Can Find"

What do you like best?

PHPStorm provides a useful toolkit for search, that understands the code logic. Also, code inspections (if set up correctly) can save your nerve by making sure you don't omit commas, semicolons, or even spell your variables right, as well as checking CSS/HTML code compatibility. Built-in shell allows to debug scripts easily, and the plug-in system makes this software quite extensible. In addition to these, I find the variety of options and settings (divided into global settings and per-project settings) very comfortable, especially the fact that I can export and import them, and effortlessly move to a different computer while maintaining my code style, spacing & indentation, inspection patterns and syntax coloring.

What do you dislike?

A few things, which are fairly minor:

- When searching for usages of a function or method, there isn't an option to filter the usages found by arguments used in the calls (quite often I'm searching for usages of a certain optional argument that I need to change or remove from the function's declaration), so in order to find those I have to click through every usage, even if there are dozens of them

- Javscript, HTML and CSS validation is not always working correctly

- Javascript variable and function usage search often yields unrelated results, as if it were plain text search (my guess is, the software doesn't follow JS logic as professionally, as it does PHP logic); also, finding declarations is not always easy

- the software was written in JAVA and while it does perform fairly well on a machine with 8 GB or more RAM, it's still not as fast as I'd like it to be; particularly, I'd be willing to pay up to twice as much for an analogical piece of software written in C++ (which I'm sure would just fly like a rocket even on a poor old computer)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have to choose between Eclipse and PHPStorm, choose the latter.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Minimizing software refactoring costs, saving time spent on text manipulations. I have realized the benefit of PHPStorm's smart logic that does some of the routing work for the developer.

PhpStorm review by Derrick K.
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"phpStorm Changed the Way I Work"

What do you like best?

I like that phpStorm gives me access to all the basic features I was used to having in my old IDE such as terminal, remote file browsing, database tools but phpStorm offers all that and so much more. I primarily do Magento development so the Magento plugins with auto-complete was a total game changer. Built in VCS for git and hg also streamlined the way I manage our code repos.

What do you dislike?

Its has a bit of a learning curve. Leaning what plugins to use and what works best for your projects takes some time. I develop on the Mac and the interface feels almost Windows-ish if you know what I mean.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it. Take time during the trial to get it properly set up for your projects. You won't regret it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

phpStorm has streamlined my development process. The time from dev to staging to production has decreased. My code is cleaner and the Magento plugins has increased my productivity.

PhpStorm review by Adam A.
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"Effective, well-featured IDE for PHP development"

What do you like best?

All of the usual IDE features work well, good error prevention, auto-completion and search functions. Code quality analysis and code reformatting are very useful, especially for quickly cleaning up contributed or old legacy code to newer standards.

Automatically checking the server status of files on startup is useful, and the accurate deployment sync is very useful for us as we control the RCS from the server, rather than from the IDE.

What do you dislike?

PhpStorm doesn't like that our web root is below our project root. This is a minor irritation and doesn't affect us as we don't use the features which rely on a correctly set web root. Sometimes the SVN integration doesn't quite generate useful output, but again this doesn't affect us much as our workflow is better served using SVN on the server side.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd recommend PhpStorm to anyone looking for a good PHP IDE. After years of using nano because I found all other IDEs to be worth less than the hassle of using them, I'm pretty happy with PhpStorm. There are some quirks down to how our software is structured, but those are probably specific to us.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Switching to PhpStorm from nano provided immeasurable benefits, mostly to accuracy and avoiding silly syntax bugs that PhpStorm picks up. As you'd expect, the usual autocompletion is a huge time saver, especially for complex and rarely-used project-specific functions.

PhpStorm review by User in Higher Education
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"One stop solution for all PHP project development"

What do you like best?

I use this software with the Laravel framework and clearly, this is the best tool I have used now. I have been using Adobe Dreamweaver before and I am very happy that I have migrated to PHP storm. The features that I like the most are:

1. Easy integration with PHP frameworks (like laravel)

2. In-built terminal, so you don't have to CD to the project directory to run your commands.

3. Highly configurable syntax highlighting and code-completion.

4. One of the best integration with Git.

What do you dislike?

I really miss the Dreamweaver's site manager like UI. However, PHPStorm does support FTP and SFTP, but the workflow is not same as Dreamweaver's site manager.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The best IDE I have seen so far. Far much better than eclipse or eclipse based IDEs. If you are working on a large-scale project, then PHPstorm is the tool for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use PHPStorm for the projects development. The best benefit is PHP error detection. Not even of syntax, but semantics.

PhpStorm review by Eliott H.
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"Nice PHP IDE"

What do you like best?

This is the best PHP IDE I've worked with in years! Easy to use, fast and supports the new trends quickly in contrast to Eclipse etc. And the Github, SASS support is already included, that's just awesome! The Built in terminal and CI are a must for all apps, in combination with autocomplete, it's a next step. There aren't many companies that can say they have that.

What do you dislike?

It's a java program, like Eclipse, that causes a high memory usage, but that also makes it easier as cross platform. It's pricy indeed, but if you are a full time (PHP) developer. It's really ok. With an upgrade of the mobile device client, designer and memory usage, it can become one of the best IDEs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's very easy! If you only need to code it's ok. But if you use it in combination with Adobe, design programs, It's better to use a free program (eg. Atom) or Adobe Dreamweaver (if you use Adobe already).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy PHP Coding. Editing PHP files, version control. Drupal site building made easy. Cross platform development.

PhpStorm review by Jeannette H.
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"PHP Storm"

What do you like best?

I like the fact PHP Storm highlights parts of your code and gives shortcuts to change the code to improve it. Like I had HTML in my code that could be done with CSS and it had it highlighted and marked depreciated, telling me to pres command-F1 to change it.

What do you dislike?

The down side to PHP Storm, like most coding programs is the out of the box intimidation, it can seem a little complex at first especially after coding with TextEdit and DreamWeaver for so long.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PHP Storm from what I have seen thus far is a very insightful program in helping write PHP code. It catches little depreciations and things that dreamweaver lets by and TextEdit just flat ignores.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PHPStrom has resolved a few issues I had with mark up on PHP with other coding programs. I realized that the other programs were falling short on aiding me in my PHP code and I was looking for something more.

PhpStorm review by Tomasz B.
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"PhpStorm - Really good IDE for experienced QA / dev's "

What do you like best?

PhpStorm works really good with many file types, not only php. For example - json, twig framework, and even front-end files like .js, .css, .sass, etc.

While working with project locally we can quickly check app in different browser clients - at the right top corner we can see small icons of browsers, when editor is active.

Large base of plugins.

What do you dislike?

I really like this IDE but I think it's a little bit too expensive. At least for new developers. Also for just starting QA or developers it can be too much. You need to invest not only money but also a time to better meet PHPStorm and be more efficient.

I think also there should be a better other languages support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are beginner tester, QA or software developer, price of this software can be too high. Also, you maybe don't need all of tools that PhpStorm provides. But if simple and free editors like atom or sublime text are not enough for you, and most of the time, you are working with php, json, js, css files, then you should consider buying PhpStorm. It's really good, fast and solid tool.

Generally i will recommend this tool for mid and senior QA / developers, not necessarily as the best choice for beginners and juniors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing unit and automatic tests in PhpStorm is much easier than in normal editors like atom or sublime. If I cannot do something with pure version of PhpStorm It is easy to implement necessary plugin

PhpStorm review by Rohit S.
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"PHPStorm - Good IDE for PHP"

What do you like best?

IDE make it really easy for us to code. PHPStorm is very easy to use and has autocomplete features which enables us to write code in an efficient and factored way so that full team can understand it. There exsits other IDEs for PHP too but this is the best one.

What do you dislike?

Github integration would be really great which isn't there right now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Worth the money. There is 30-day trial too and education pack for students too. Go for it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

People in teams use PHPStorm to write modular code so that everyone can write one module at a time and the work division is top class. It's different than other ones in many ways that one can imagine of. It has ready made templates that you can directly use to kickstart any small or big projects, etc. Overall so many benefits that it's worth the time and money that we invest in it.

PhpStorm review by Chad H.
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"Excellent IDE. can't work efficiently without it"

What do you like best?

Code completion, quickly able to jump to functions/methods through the whole project with a click, GIT integration and showing me my changes in any file and any line. The IDE starts quickly and even has a built-in database interaction.

What do you dislike?

The debugging modes are hard and complicated to use. Wish the spell checker/changer was quicker to access. Quickly renaming files would be nice. There are sometimes where I will click out of the IDE to a web browser (mostly Chrome) or email client and back the PHPStorm and my cursor will not show up and I can make any changes edits. To correct this I have to click out of the IDE and back in. Not a huge deal and it doesn't happen very often. If you can tell there is a lack of dislikes and needed to find something.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PHPStorm is worth the subscription. It has really helped me develop code efficiently and reliably.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing code for our site mostly all oh PHPStorm. The IDE is pretty solid and I can quickly edit & upload/commit code changes to get features/fixes to our site fast. I love to be able to quickly open a terminal with the direction already loaded and all within the IDE.

PhpStorm review by José Gabriel G.
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"The most complete IDE for PHP and Frontend"

What do you like best?

This IDE provides a lot of utilities to work on PHP projects. It gives a very good support for well-known PHP frameworks such as Symfony 2/3.3, Yii and a limited support on others frameworks such as Laravel (It could be better). It gives you an almost entire support for Symfony framework giving features such as navigations between routes and controllers, services, auto-completion in the Symfony annotations feature and much more.

It gives you an easy way to write, implement and run tests with PHPUnit.

It has a tool very useful to implement the git flow methodology on your version control system.

It gives you support for frontend frameworks such as Angular.js, Angular, React.js, Vue.js, jQuery, Bootstrap, Fontawesome and much others.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't have a very good support for a very used PHP framework such as is Laravel, because it could have navigations between routes and controller actions as we can do it in Symfony,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It gives you the ability to work with Jira and manage your task registered on Jira it was very useful in the business of the company I'm working right now.

PhpStorm review by Quentin P.
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"PHP Storm Goes With PHP Perfectly"

What do you like best?

Finding bugs is key to any software, and the ability to plug in a PHP debugger is a prerequisite - especially for someone new to PHP. I found the installation and use of a debugger simple.

What do you dislike?

There are so many preferences and options, it can be quite overwhelming at first, but further down the line - as you get used to it, you will want most of them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You could use any of the myriad editors out there, but PHP Storm will save you a lot of grief when you're trying to hook it up to all the other tools you will need if you want to write, version and publish software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been writing a cloud based app, and needed to ensure everything was saved to my CVS of choice, and propagated all the way to my live server. So I now have a fully integrated publishing system.

PhpStorm review by Ian A.
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"Helps me work smarter"

What do you like best?

The best aspect of PHPStorm in my opinion is the thoroughness with which it's developers sought to address common programming dilemmas. This IDE not only checks your syntax, but your semantics. For example, when I was programming with Javascript, I mistakenly set the width of an object to the height of another object. To my suprise, PHPStorm realized my error and warned me that I should probably not be assigning "height" to "width". This is just a microcosm of the overall usefulness of this program.

What do you dislike?

One slight annoyance with PHPStorm is the duplicate function (Command + D). It works as expected for one line of code, but when I want to duplicate multiple lines I need to select 2 extra lines above the block of code I selected for the function to work as desired. This would be great thing to change in a future update.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get to know key features of the editor before starting. The more you know, the more you will be able to truly make use of the immense power at your fingertips. Even after years of using the editor, I am continually discovering new features that boost my productivity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PHPStorm's comprehensive support for PHP, Java, and MySQL has enabled me and my coworkers to modify our entire application seamlessly. The quick keyboard shortcuts and common-sense design principles of PHPStorm enable us to work quickly, efficiently, and to the utmost quality.

PhpStorm review by Daniel  S.
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"Mejor IDE para php del mercado"

What do you like best?

Tiene un gran repositorio de complementos que cubren casi todo lo que se necesita para el desarrollo web en general, no solo PHP. También tiene muy buen soporte para Javascript . Respecto a la capacidad de búsqueda es bastante decente. Opciones integradas para la depuración del lado del cliente. Tiene integración con git y JIRA (con complementos), y puede ayudar a cambiar entre los problemas / tareas de JIRA, las ramas de git y el tiempo de seguimiento.

What do you dislike?

A veces tira de una buena cantidad de ram. No estoy seguro del motivo, pero algunos proyectos también hacen que la CPU se sature. Si tienes un pc lo suficientemente poderoso, esto no debería ser un problema. He ejecutado varias instancias con 4 GB de ram y no hay problema. Hay que obtener la versión de 64 bits que tiene mas memoria.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es un IDE estable que tiene todas características actuales de un IDE, por lo que es un prgrama muy competitivo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usamos este IDE para desarrollar proyectos para clientes. Una de las cosas mas importantes fue la capacidad de exportar / importar la configuración IDE, por lo que todos los miembros del equipo tendrían exactamente la misma configuración, por lo que es sencillo trabajar en equipo con la misma base de código.

PhpStorm review by User in Higher Education
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"PHP Storm is a vital tool for serious PHP programmers"

What do you like best?

PHP Storm provides in-depth analysis and indexing of your code. In many ways, it knows your code better than you do. You can also customize the types of inspections that run against the code that you write, and share that customization with other members of your team in order to ensure consistency from all developers. In addition, it also includes integrations with other tools you already use in your stack, like version control, continuous integration, and unit testing. This is incredibly important to me because it means switching out of the application less, and I can focus on getting work done. Navigating your code is also extremely easy. Instead of having to search for a class or method definition, you can click directly through and find the information you're looking for. You even have the ability to get argument definitions provided to you when you use a class or method.

What do you dislike?

Configuration of the software can sometimes be tedious and tricky. But I would argue that this is combated by thorough documentation. Good things don't always come easy or fast. Another issue related to configuration would be customization. But this is also handled quite deftly with the extremely diverse amount of plugins available to developers either through Jetbrains or from the community itself.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make use of the EAP if you're unsure about making the switch. It's free, gives you access to bleeding-edge features, and gives you the opportunity to take the software for a spin. And if you're a student, you can get access to the suite of Jetbrains products completely free while you attend school.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PHP Storm has allowed my group to develop enterprise level solutions quickly, effectively, and with confidence. Anything from providing realtime sports data to students during varsity games, to managing SLA-level services within an IT organization and enabling managers to keep track of the services they are responsible for.

PhpStorm review by Ruben A.
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"Basic Characteristics of PhpStorm"

What do you like best?

Excellent tool, it has many features, since it is an IDE and you can use FTP, Git, the Database and the terminal from it, the main features that I like the most are:

Intelligent code assistance: inspections are carried out to verify that the code is correct and analyze the project as a whole.

Intelligent code navigation: the IDE understands where we want to go and takes us there instantly.

Fast and secure refactoring: we can refactor our code safely to rename, move, delete, extract a method, etc.

What do you dislike?

So far, the only thing that bothers me is that I can not have the control files in a separate folder, but it's something minor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent development environment: version control with Git, SVN, Mercurial, Databases and SQL with support for Vagrant, Docker, Composer and much more, I recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PhpStorm is a modern IDE, you can breathe design everywhere, very good to work with html, js and css. His way of integrating with GIT is excellent even to analyze the files versions, to see their differences, in many occasions the spaces if it is enough to do this work, the way of doing PUSH is very simple.

PhpStorm review by Paco G.
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"Uno de los mejores IDS"

What do you like best?

Encontrar errores es clave para cualquier software y la posibilidad de utilizar un depurador de PHP es un requisito imprescindible, especialmente para alguien nuevo en PHP, justo lo que ofrece PhpStorm de manera simple.

Tiene integración de git y muchos paquetes adicionales.

Soporta Symfony2 (incluidos Twig y Doctrine), Yii y Laravel.

What do you dislike?

Hay tantas opciones de personalización que tal vez resulte complicado personalizar el editor. Me parece algo más lentos que otros productos similares.

No es muy ligero, tiene una curva de aprendizaje lenta y no es muy fácil de usar, puede requerir una personalización compleja o tediosa.

La indexación es lenta, muchas fugas de memoria, los proyectos grandes después de un tiempo serán muy lentos, la apertura de archivos de gran tamaño como 10 MB pueden incluso bloquear el IDE.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Tómate tu tiempo para acostumbrarte antes de usarlo para un proyecto real.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Todo está integrado, terminal, GIT, FTP. No hay necesidad de pagar ningún otro software para cubrir esas necesidades.

PhpStorm review by Carlos G.
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"PHPStorm mejor IDE para PHP"

What do you like best?

Es fácil de configurar y creo que tiene el mejor depurador, es muy potente, toneladas de opciones de personalización que pueden ser especificadas a nivel global o de proyecto, tiene integración con git, tiene la funcion de autocompletado y auto guardado, para mi uno de los mejores IDE de desarrollo para Backend

What do you dislike?

No tengo ninguna queja por el momento con PHPStorm, me ha servido perfectamente en todos los casos de uso que he necesitado para desarrollar mis aplicaciones. la unica pega el precio y que se debe pagar cada año, preferiria pagar tan solo 1 vez.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PHPStorm va a expandir totalmente su proceso de trabajo, te hara hacer que el avance sea divertido y agradable!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Este es uno de los mejores IDEs para cualquier desarrollador de software que trabaje con el lenguaje PHP. En su mayoría marca todas las casillas de características para una herramienta de desarrollo productivo.

PhpStorm review by Ismael T.
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"PhpStorm Review"

What do you like best?

I like all the tools that the software has. It is easy to configure and I think it has the best debugger. The documentation about the base software and the extensions are very clear and if you cannot install, for example, a plugin/extension, the community coul help you to install it with succcess.

What do you dislike?

I think the wrost part is the price. It is unnecessary pay every year for a software. The best option, about the price, for me, is just pay for the software once; because I don't know, for example, imagine that I pay for it on February, if I will use the software newxt months. Another negative point is the memory that uses, at the startup you can see how the RAM memory grow up and when you execute some script (for example a gulp script) the memory grow up too because the software is executong the script and trying to index all the files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Other people should try PhpStorm because I think is the most complete IDE that you can find nowadays.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solve all the problems. It is the perfect tool to solve all the probles you have related with code. The main benefit I realized is that you hace all the necessary tools with the base installation; only installing the base software you could start to code without problems, not like others IDE's/text editors that you need to install the software and after that you need to spend hours configuring it. Of course you can spend hours configuring PhpStorm, but not at the beggining.

PhpStorm review by Edwin R.
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"The best PHP IDE"

What do you like best?

I’ve gone through a lot of coding tools over the years, from Macromedia Dreamweaver to SublimeText and Espresso I think I’ve tried just about all of them. About two years ago I got tired of switching all the time and thought I found my ultimate solution in PHP Storm. It was fast, easily customizable and seemed to do everything I needed it to do. My favorite feature is the option to auto-upload my changes to the server.

What do you dislike?

PHPStorm is particularly useful when programming with a MVC Framework like Laravel. However I don’t find it that useful when I’m working on small projects like editing HTML files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web sites and web applications.

PhpStorm review by Benjamin L.
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"Worth the effort in the long run"

What do you like best?

Very powerful, tons of customization options that can be specified on a global or project level, has git integration (though I only ever use it to pull changes for all of my active branches), tons of different additional packages.

What do you dislike?

Not very lightweight, slow learning curve and not very user-friendly, can require complex or tedious customization to get it the way you want it, you'll always feel like there's more you could be doing or getting out of it (and there probably is).

Recommendations to others considering the product

It takes a long time for it to really pay, but everyone I know who's used it thinks it's worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing a large project that is not very well organized, PhpStorm is a godsend for being able to find class or function or even variable declarations, searching through projects or directories, etc.

PhpStorm review by Jose M.
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"PHPStorm una pasada"

What do you like best?

Me gusta el hecho de que PHP Storm resalta partes de su código y da atajos para cambiar el código para mejorarlo. es muy fácil de usar y tiene funciones de autocompletar que nos permiten escribir código de una manera eficiente y factorizada para que todo el equipo pueda entenderlo.

What do you dislike?

Los modos de depuración son difíciles y complicados de usar

No tiene un soporte muy bueno para un framework PHP muy usado como es Laravel.

La licencia se paga cada año, preferiría pagar una sola vez.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Usted puede tomar su tiempo durante la prueba para conocer las características y todo lo que ofrece y ver por sí mismo lo grande que es.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gran parte de nuestro backend está hecho en PHP y necesitaba un buen IDE. PHPStorm ha sido una muy buena experiencia y ha ayudado a completar proyectos relacionados con PHP de forma más rápida y efectiva.

PhpStorm review by Jason T.
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"Very well put together PHP IDE"

What do you like best?

PHPStorm is very well put together. It offers code inspection, which helps you identify issues early on, such as missing a comma, semi-colon, spelling errors, empty statements, and even logical errors. It offers code completion to help you get done quicker.

It has a very nice user interface, allowing you to easily navigate and find what you are looking for. The settings menu is well designed and easy to find the settings you are looking for. Settings up an FTP, SFTP, or FTPS server is quick and simple and so is connecting to a database. It offers SQL completion as well, if you have it connected to your SQL database and it will also inspect your SQL queries for errors.

What do you dislike?

PHPStorm uses a lot of RAM. If your machine is running 8GB or less of RAM, you will notice the RAM usage. It is also slow to start up and slow opening projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. You can take your time during the trial to get to know the features and all that it offers and see for yourself how great it is.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lot of our backend is done in PHP and I needed a good IDE. PHPStorm has been a very good experience and has helped get PHP related projects completed more quickly and effectively.

PhpStorm review by luis C.
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"PhpStorm Review"

What do you like best?

He estado usando PHPStorm desde hace 2 años. Tuve una licencia gratuita cuando era estudiante de pregrado y la utilicé para mi proyecto de fin de carrera y también en mis prácticas. Tiene grandes opciones temáticas ( Darcula es la que más me gusta). He utilizado el framework de Laravel y hace muy bien su trabajo. Además, las opciones de interpretación son muy sencillas.

What do you dislike?

Tiene demasiadas características, lo que hace que la carga sea un poco lenta.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Las funciones de autocompletar combinadas con la facilidad de uso realmente le permiten desarrollar con rapidez y concentrarse en el código en cuestión en lugar de intentar que el programa funcione.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Soy desarrollador de software y utilizo PHP la mayor parte del tiempo. PHPStorm está más allá de lo suficiente para que los desarrolladores resuelvan completamente la cuestión del IDE. Sugiero a todos los desarrolladores que prueben PHPStorm.

PhpStorm review by Richard E.
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"My Favorite Software to develop under PHP, but for one month"

What do you like best?

I really like this software to develop web applications with php, with javascript and with html, it is very good to do testing, integrate with framewrok like symfony, laravel, it has many plugisn that facilitate the development, also the integration with the version control of git either with bitbucket, gitlab or github

What do you dislike?

Well what I do not like is that your license is very expensive, approximately $ 200, but I make the most of your potential during the test month and for the 30 minutes in a row every time you start it, since if you do not pay the license, you will only approve its use every 30 minutes, otea of the things that I do not like is that it has no integration with the databases, similar to netbeans that allows you to connect to the database from the program

Recommendations to others considering the product

I use it mainly when I am going to work php with framewoork like symfony and laravel, they make it much easier for me to develop

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it mainly when I am going to work php with framewoork like symfony and laravel, they make it much easier for me to develop

PhpStorm review by User in Financial Services
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"Fantastic IDE - Everything in one place"

What do you like best?

Where to start, PHPStorm is one of the best, if not the best IDE for developing with PHP. (InteliJ for other languages as well since they are almost the same product). You really have to enjoy the terminal that is built in, along with how many addons there are to support things such as your vagrant box or managing your servers directly.,and managing all of your commits, with the git intergration. The level of customization is always fantastic, from the colors, to spacing and auto completion.

What do you dislike?

I do not have any dislikes for PHPStorm, it has perfectly handed ever use case I have needed in order to develop my Apps.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to evaluate all other competitions, as things in this field change so often, but at the time of this review, we have found no better product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has provided us with a fantastic all in one app that has truly made developing for our company so much easier. Additionally, it makes on boarding new devs easy as well, and really lessens the learning curve of getting into a new companies projects.

PhpStorm review by Matthew R.
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"Backend/Front End Developer, have been using this product through multiple versions."

What do you like best?

Comfortable and intuitive, It has a built in terminal and if you need you can run multiple terminal sessions at a time. Easy to setup VCS, and setup projects to fit your desired load-out. Windows can be opened up outside of the main screen in order to accommodate multiple screen setups. PhpStorm is now on a monthly pay model so you can constantly get updates and improvements as time goes on.

What do you dislike?

Copy/Paste bugs have plagued this application across multiple versions. There is no rhyme or reason for when they start to happen, suddenly your copy commands whether it be a keyboard short cut or mouse click do not take effect. The only way to mitigate this is by restarting the application.

When you make some project level changes sometimes PhpStorm will struggle to re-index every file causing the CPU to bog down.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As long as you are ok with a subscription based software I think you will enjoy this application for web application development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doing backend and front end development and maintenance over the many projects my company has. Overall this application performs very well sans what I said in the "dislike" section. For the most part PhpStorm is very much out of the way and lets you do the things you need to do.

PhpStorm review by Mike M.
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"The Ultimate PHP IDE"

What do you like best?

Having worked with a number of PHP projects using Eclipse for years, I switched over to PhpStorm and never looked back. I also write Java and use other products in the JetBrains suite, and this product made working with the PHP programming language so much fun.

What do you dislike?

If there's anything I'd nitpick on, it's the high memory usage of the software (since *everything* is indexed by the IDE.) But on a strong developer machine with sufficient resources, this is a minor nitpick.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are familiar with any product JetBrains offers and have to code with PHP, this is the premier software for you to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PhpStorm made my job writing code in the language much easier. The IDE offers very useful features like code completion and generation and syntax validation. It also has an excellent debugger, and has strong test coverage features as well.

PhpStorm review by James P.
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"Solid, intelligent PHP IDE"

What do you like best?

Incredibly intellgient. It understand context. For example, opening a directory that has a WordPress instance it will automatically ask you to enable WordPress support. It can also do thing like auto-detect PSR roots and recognize composer files. It also has excellent VCS integration as well as solid integration with issue trackers

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, the size of the application makes it slow to load. Large projects with tons of files may take a minute to import the first few times. Integration with things like Laravel's artisan and CakePHP is to desired. At the least, it could use some templates. It could also use just a few enhancements in the Drupal and WordPress integrations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows for increased productivity. Less errors as your developing plus integrations makes your workflow faster

PhpStorm review by Aravind S.
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"One of the best IDEs for PHP development"

What do you like best?

Here are the things l like about PhpStorm: Code navigation and code completion saves a lot of time developing and maintaining really big projects. I find the function parameter hint feature based on documentation really useful. I really appreciate PHPUnit support, It helps me run and debug tests directly out of IDE. I find the Composer support to resolve framework dependencies handy. Vagrant integration is highly welcomed. Very good support for VC system like Git, also inbuilt terminal increases productivity.

What do you dislike?

The code formatter has problems when using custom code style xml. I also find frequent crashing of IDEs

frustrating. The stability of the IDE could be improved in future releases. It is pretty heavy in terms of memory usage. It's smooth when you use it on a powerful machine. Running the IDE in laptops/desktops with configuration on lower end causes trouble.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is one of the best IDEs for any software developer working with PHP language. It mostly ticks all the feature boxes for a productive development tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building scalable web services in LAMP stack.

PhpStorm review by Jordi G.
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"Good php editor"

What do you like best?

The IDE provides smart code completion, syntax highlighting, extended code formatting configuration, on-the-fly error checking, code folding, supports language mixtures and more. Automated refactorings that treat your code with care, helping to make global project settings easily and safely.

What do you dislike?

Background Tasks Performance - some background tasks like checking code changes make the program to stuck, which hurts the experience. It's is pretty slow to start up and it costs a lot of memory.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recomend using PhpStorm if you want fast coding, high integrity and compatible software! supporting almost all web development technologies! let you focus on the code not the environment!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps our company build an aplication with php . We can debug with the IDE and help us perform our tasks and code faster, without paying too much attention to the configurations.

PhpStorm review by Atul S.
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"PhpStrom an Intelligent php IDE"

What do you like best?

There are tons of features which can be amazing while writing php code in PhpStorm , some of them lsited as :-

1) Awesome code completions, code suggestions, code highlights.

2) Beautiful code reactor after deletion of files.

3) Awesome short hands

4) Supports git management

5) Inbuilt terminal support

6) Supports Debugging, Testing

7) Easy code navigation

8) Easy code folding

9) Supports html , javascript (newest versions ES6 ), mongo , sql etc

What do you dislike?

1) Its a little slow on load and I think thats because of the indexing of the project files at the startup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are none smarter if compared to the products from jetbrains products. PhpStorm is all you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing php code made easy. Project completions are fast. Testing of the code is fast. So overall helps in delivering projects in time.

PhpStorm review by Sean Francis N.
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"An excellent IDE for developers using PHP."

What do you like best?

I have been using Jetbrain's IDEs. They always provide high quality IDEs that can rival Visual Studio. If you are looking for an IDE, please do consider Jetbrain's IDEs. Being a Jetbrain IDE, PhpStorm is an excellent IDE and comprises the qualities of Jetbrain's other IDEs.

PhpStorm provides me with all the tools I need to write PHP applications. It provides intellisense, integration with Git, and superb refactoring and linting tools. When running your PHP code, you no longer need to set up Apache or any other third party web server. PHPStorm comes with its own built-in web server that runs your PHP code in a breeze. PhpStorm has made using PHP a lot less frustrating.

What do you dislike?

Jetbrain's IDEs are developed in Java. Not only that but the IDEs are also heavyweight applications. PhpStorm is no exception.

When running PhpStorm, it is recommended that one has a good enough machine to handle all of the load required by the IDE. A Core i3 would be sufficient at the minimum to run PhpStorm. However, there will be instances that you will need to run two or more Jetbrain IDEs. For that, a machine with better specifications is a necessity if you want to be productive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When considering PhpStorm, you should note that your machine should be able to run such a beast of an IDE. It provides tools that lets you create PHP easier, more productively, and subjectively happier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using PhpStorm to create a grading and attendance system for our high school alma mater, Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas Campus. PhpStorm allows us to be productive and develop our application faster.

PhpStorm review by Christopher B.
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"Heavy handed and restrictive"

What do you like best?

The application is slick, with lots of features and is great if you want all that comes with an IDE. It has great support and a helpful community, and since it's part of the Jetbrains family of products, it does more than focus on just it's primary purpose (PHP). It also is nice that it makes navigating your own code easier and helps you maintain standards.

What do you dislike?

The product takes a heavy handed approach with how your code should be written and throws out notices, warnings, and errors about your code structure and styling willy nilly. I believe some of this can be adapted to your own code style, but it didn't seem easy to me to do and was a distraction. Also, since it's an IDE, it isn't as easy to customize not only the application, but it's functionality, and writing a plugin is harder than for something else like Sublime.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are getting into PHP just now, or starting a new project, or even seriously suffering from differing workflows and programming styles in a pre-existing project, it's worth a look, but it is an IDE so remember, it dictates a bit more than you may want it to as to how you work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We evaluated PHPStorm as an alternative to the mishmash of applications our different developers used. Whereas having an application that would force everyone to adhere to the same coding standards and styling guide, as well as improve our documentation and allow us to support one another, it had too steep of a learning curve and was coming into a 7+ year old project. It just wasn't a good fit and we mainly stuck with text editors (one guy uses Vim, two use Sublime, and two were already using PHPStorm).

PhpStorm review by User in Computer Software
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"Best IDE for PHP that I've worked with"

What do you like best?

It's the consistency between products that makes Jetbrains such an amazing company. All their software is worth what they charge because you get familiarity and ease of use and with products that help you get your solutions developed on schedule.

What do you dislike?

I dislike working with php, which is why I like phpstorm. When my project requires me to jump into php, I want an IDE to help me get in and out ASAP.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If this IDE doesn't work for you, I'm guessing you probably probably prefer to use text editors as I once used to. I hadn't found a good IDE before and while I used Dreamweaver for a while, I wasn't happy with Adobe as a company. I had started using Jetbrains for my Python development so I thought I'd give PhpStorm a try and immediately loved it. This is a very slick and usable IDE.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Had to build php website functionality as the company was using php.

PhpStorm review by User in Program Development
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"PhpStorm the best IDE for PHP"

What do you like best?

I used Atom and Notepad++ for PHP development, but then I bought PhpStorm at early this year and I'm in love, everytime I need to develop something I use PHPStorm, not only for PHP, even with CSS, and JS since it includes support for them, is amazing how it works... The class finding, and the methods with params in the "Popup", everything is amazing

What do you dislike?

The interface, I think it use a "common ide interface" which I think it is not good even with "templates".

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just buy it, it totally worth it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had a project where it included a lot of classes, methods (files in general) which I had to fix a lot of stuff and include more, it was a custom CMS without internal or external docs, so I had to read every file one by one trying to understand what it does, but when I open it with PHPStorm, it helped me a lot because it searched for me where the classes were and the method which params receive and what returns and a lot of stuff more.

PhpStorm review by Jason T.
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"Another full featured IDE from JetBrains"

What do you like best?

JetBrains has a great pluggable architecture for all its products. This makes it easy for me to augment PhpStorm to provide the functionality I require. My absolutely favorite feature however, is the debugger.

What do you dislike?

I use PhpStorm for Drupal development. Anyone who has worked with the Drupal API before will be familiar with the ubiquity of associative arrays. They are used in pretty much every hook. While PhpStorm autocompletion does a nice job of navigating native PHP code, there is no support for auto complete of the string literals within the associative arrays. As of right now, there are no third-party plugins available to add this functionality.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PhpStorm is like a new pair of sneakers when you first get it. Bright, new, and exciting. You start using it and, like new sneakers, it gets a little painful. There are so many features and configurations that it can be overwhelming. But if you remain patient and take it one step at a time, you will be VERY glad you stuck with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing Drupal custom modules used to be frustrating for me. Once I started using PhpStorm (specifically, its step-through debugger), my enjoyment and productivity spiked to new highs.

PhpStorm review by Sydney H.
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"PHP storm makes working with PHP easy"

What do you like best?

I love WebStorm's code autocomplete feature, the ability to integrate JSLint, in-page console, git integration. It also supports other front-end languages like Angular.js, React, and jQuery to make code implementation easy. PHPStorm also makes it simple to integrate Laravel and Symfony into your projects.

What do you dislike?

The server connection UI could be improved and made a tad simpler, there could be more themes available for download and/or easier theme customization, and the UI could be made to look a bit smoother.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you work with Wordpress or other PHP CMS platforms, PHPStorm will be your go-to editor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My former boss introduced me to PHP storm and I have never been more impressed with a text editor. Since I work with Wordpress websites, I am constantly writing in PHP and using PHPStorm! I love it. Everything about the text editor is easy and if you've worked with Eclipse before, you will love PHPStorm.Working with PHP-based websites, like Wordpress websites, is super easy with this editor.

PhpStorm review by KAUSHIK S.
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"A must have IDE for PHP and frontend development"

What do you like best?

The best part of PHPStorm as I would see it is the careful quality with which it's designers tried to address regular programming issues. This IDE checks your sentence structure, as well as your semantics. For instance, when I was customizing with Javascript, I erroneously set the width of a protest the stature of another question. To my suprise, PHPStorm understood my mistake and cautioned me that I ought to most likely not allot "stature" to "width". This is only a microcosm of the general handiness of this program.

What do you dislike?

Some of the time, the extent of the application influences it to ease back to stack. Substantial ventures with huge amounts of documents may pause for a moment to import the initial couple of times. Joining with things like Laravel's craftsman and CakePHP is to wanted. In any event, it could utilize a few layouts. It could likewise utilize only a couple of upgrades in the Drupal and WordPress reconciliations

Recommendations to others considering the product

Regardless of on the off chance that you are a junior designer recently beginning your profession or you are a veteran programming engineer, PHPStorm is totally going to expand your engineer work process, illuminate various know engineer issues and make advancement fun and agreeable!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building web applications that utilization a blend of Javascript and inheritance Php scripting. Phpstorm is great at looking through javascript libraries. Phpstorm has great help for working with Database innovations. I utilize Phpstorm more than Webstorm notwithstanding when I'm not programming in Php.

PhpStorm review by Dan D.
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"PHPStorm made me an IDE convert"

What do you like best?

I was a curmudgeonly developer who expected that vim would be carved somewhere on my gravestone until I started using PhpStorm. PhpStorm has greatly improved my workflow and productivity, streamlining many tabs/terminal sessions and multiple applications. Project organization, easy file switching, global search, and in particular integration with git are now essential to my work. It's also highly extensible and configurable, and so I've made the environment fit me nearly perfectly.

As much as I miss hitting the escape key a thousand times a day, I'll never go back.

What do you dislike?

Hard for me to find too much to dislike about PhpStorm. I do dabble with some python code, and since the makers of PhpStorm also make and license PyCharm, there's no support for working with python inside PhpStorm.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give the free trial a try!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Streamlining my workflow, offloading a lot of tactical effort into the IDE so that my brain can focus on more important stuff.

PhpStorm review by Brad J.
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"PhpStorm makes coding a joy"

What do you like best?

PhpStorm is a real joy to use. I especially like the regular release cycle that is always adding functionality, and the simple license structure.

What do you dislike?

Honestly? Nothing really comes to mind. Sometimes the indexing can take a while and tax CPU when you update and you had a lot of projects open, but it's just an excuse to take a coffee break.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just do it. The Jetbrains ecosystem is amazing and since their products share a common core engine, you get benefits from their improvements on other products, and freebies like JS language support in the PHP product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you're a programmer you really need a quality IDE. The Xdebug integration is awesome, and new features like Docker-aware Xdebug and docker-compose integration show that Jetbrains is committed to new technology adoption.

PhpStorm review by James A.
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"An excellent tool"

What do you like best?

PHPStorm covers a lot of tools for the developer, but my favourite has to be the customisation of everything, right down to the ability to tweak the code standards use (no matter how obscure). It is hard to pick a favourite feature though!

What do you dislike?

They do alot of updates, which is good and bad. If it is a feature release they need to uninstall and reinstall the new one. If you have quick bar links etc then they dont get updated, which adds to the update pain. The "minor" updates are fine though since they auto install, just a shame it doesn't do that for all updates.

Another downside is that I use some ruby projects, Jetbrains charge more to support other languages - now that is their business model which works but its a shame they dont to an all-in-one IDE like other competitors. They offer a all-in package but the price of it (per developer) for a company is way over the top.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Explore all features! I only used a few at the start (i.e. separate console and GIT) it really does perform well when you link it all up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solves many development problems, by integrating many tools into the same program. Elements like GIT, console, terminal and even plugins (community based) if you need even more! It speeds up dev time and reduces dependency on more open windows/programs

PhpStorm review by Valla O.
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"The Best Web Development Tool"

What do you like best?

The Php part of Php storm doesn't tell the whole story of this application. This is a great tool for all types of web development. This tool is great for developing using Javascript and other web languages. Syntax highlighting is done very well within the application. It also works well with JSON manipulation.

What do you dislike?

This tool is not as WYSIWYG as Dreamweaver. CSS could be supported much better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Jetbrains is an amazing dev tool creator. Phpstorm is probably my 2nd favorite web dev tool behind Adobe Dreamweaver. They have versions that work on Windows and Mac. The cost for Phpstorm is much cheaper than Adobe products. Php is still an amazing server-side language and Phpstorm is the best tool for Php development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building web applications that use a combination of Javascript and legacy Php scripting. Phpstorm is very good at looking through javascript libraries. Phpstorm has good support for working with Database technologies. I use Phpstorm more than Webstorm even when I'm not programming in Php.

PhpStorm review by Bidur S.
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"Great tool for Web Developers"

What do you like best?

Code completion and generation.

UI that lets me see my files, code, terminal and database at once.

The syntax check and integration with PHP libraries.

What do you dislike?

Since there are too many settings and preference options, I got overwhelmed with it at first. You need a little bit of learning time to be able to make best use of it. But, trust me, it's worth the time spent.

Also, I found it quite slow and resource consuming while used on Windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend some time reading about the features you need and the shortcuts. It's worth all the time you spend learning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use PhpStorm for better code while keeping the amount of time spent by developers low. As a developer, it highlights me any problems within the codes such as typos, unused variables, etc so that I can go forward and correct it right away.

PhpStorm review by Thomas H.
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"At home in PHPStorm"

What do you like best?

Built in integration for services like FTP/SFTP and common code repositories. Integration goes beyond external services and include a host of features for working in CMSs like Drupal and Wordpress.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes adding a layer of abstraction on top of things like GIT or SVN can make it more cumbersome to use, but often the solution is to become more knowledgable with GIT or SVN.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are benefits to open source software, but there are also benefits for paid software. With PHPStorm, it continues to get regular updates and add useful features. On the flip side, with the plugin system, the sky is the limit to extending PHPStorm and making it do what you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working with an agency and being spread across multiple clients, PHPStorms MDI and Projects makes it easy to switch between different environments and keep things straight and organized.

PhpStorm review by User in Retail
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"One of the best IDEs I've worked in"

What do you like best?

It is the most user friendly IDE I've ever worked with. It has a high level of customization, plenty of shortcut features and it helps you breeze through your projects with ease. It also has capabilities for various types of plugins that mold onto the technologies and frameworks you want to use. I also use the Git integration, which makes it, at least for me, a very efficient medium for coding.

What do you dislike?

It's a bit resource-intensive on my computer when it does the re-indexing of a whole project, and the SSH connection isn't very user-friendly to set up, but I have found no major flaws to prevent me from doing my work in it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to write code, and it provides a relaxing environment, with customizable coloring, auto-suggestions and lots of other useful features that create a productive working session

PhpStorm review by Olavi S.
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"The best PHP IDE currently available"

What do you like best?

PHPStorm really comes into it's element for developing large web applications. It has integrated support for many javascript frameworks, html validation and validation exceptions. I'm like these features the most because they are not as common. The php support is great. PHPDoc is used for type hinting and almost everything can be hinted.

What do you dislike?

The support for quick edits on a server is clunky, weird to setup and doesn't cover all the bases. Uploading more than a hundred files to a server is horribly slow - only one connection is used. There are also basically no conveinence features - such as server side search. Search in general could be improved . The preview window , a tab on the search modal is great, but i wish i could easily increase the previewable match count from 100. Once you leave the preview window - finding anything becomes really weird, the opened modal is tiny and the filtering is awkward - by folder. Why can't i just have my big list ?

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out it's a really solid product. Definitely mess around with the setting and most importantly PLUGINS. I found that most things that I want are already created.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me develop and reduces complexity by allowing me to read code more efficiently.

PhpStorm review by Xavier David G.
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" 48/5000 My experience with PhpStorm"

What do you like best?

I like that it is very easy to use, a php developer who is using PhpStorm may feel that he has an IDE that really helps him to develop a large and organized project. How to search the amazing intelligent autocomplete, grab a piece of code and transform it into a function, duplicate code detection is also very helpful

What do you dislike?

Although it has very good features, lacks the power to create automatic migrations (I use Laravel) and the destination really helps, the debugger in php is very difficult to achieve configure

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have the money, it's worth it. Still a few details are missing, but I'm sure PhpStorm will be the perfect IDE to schedule in php

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The maintenance of a single fact in php and the possibility of making different web pages in Laravel, to make the application refactor, the services that are used to make quick queries to the database, and also used it to try Rest Services

PhpStorm review by Steven R.
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"No other IDE can beat PHPStorm"

What do you like best?

PHPStorm is the ultimate IDE. I no longer require to have multiple apps open at once. I can edit the development DB with the integrated "Data Grip". I can execute commands on the host and remote servers via the built in terminal. I can also run a suite of tests in various frameworks from the GUI with incredible visual feedback.

What do you dislike?

It can take a while to load a project, especially if you haven't used the project for a while. Indexing can be quite memory intensive and if you have one or multiple vagrant virtual machines running it can cause issues with your machine, depending on how powerful it is.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No matter if you are a junior developer just starting your career or you are a veteran software engineer, PHPStorm is absolutely going to increase your developer workflow, solve a number of know developer problems and make development fun and enjoyable!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a developer we no longer require multiple apps to do the same thing. PHPStorm will handle everything in one, easy to use window.

PhpStorm review by Peter C.
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"Good All-round IDE for Php Developers"

What do you like best?

I have found that the code completion and automatic indentation helps me format and present good code. Its handy that it has a dark mode which really helps while coding. The colour scheme really is useful with code highlighting.

What do you dislike?

I have found while working with php storm that when you create a new project you have to remember to select automatic upload when dealing with remote projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start with one project get a feel for the tools and features

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building web applications and linking these with apps. PhpStorm sits well in a suite of applications. It is also very similar to the IED for Android based on the same base applications which makes switching to Android development very simple.

PhpStorm review by James B.
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"The Best Editor for the Web"

What do you like best?

The ability to write full stack web applications. From advanced JS frameworks to complex SQL relationships PHPStorm Does the job

What do you dislike?

The only time I really have a problem with the product is when I just need to view a file or do some light editing. But then again thats why there is VIM.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it. Just do it. Yes you are going to have to pay. But buy the toolbox. You'll have a world class Python editor and all their other awesome products. This is the Visual Studio Professional of Web Development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have converted three companies to PHPStorm. With the Enterprise Capabilities PHPStorm makes group collaboration, Coding Standards, and Pair Programming a breeze

PhpStorm review by Mark S.
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"Amazing feature rich IDE"

What do you like best?

Has all the features (and more) that I want in my IDE. Debugging, version control integration, code inspection, automated formatting, error checking/linting. Fairly performant considering all the things packed into it. Also has some plugins available for it written by 3rd party people.

What do you dislike?

It does use a bit of memory, but very rarely have had it crash on me. It would be nice see more community plugins for it. It would be nice if you could suppress certain types of errors it detects. I wish debugging was still easier to setup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a stable IDE that has all of the current feature sets of an IDE this is definitely one to check out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think having all sorts of tools in one application saves time from switching and configuring different applications.

PhpStorm review by Luis S.
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"Helpful, but a bit too slow"

What do you like best?

It has a huge repository of plugins that cover mostly anything you need with web development in general, not only PHP. Very good support for Javascript as well. Decent search capabilities. Built-in options for client side debugging. It has integration with git, and JIRA (with plugins), and it can help switching between JIRA issues/tasks, git branches and tracking time.

What do you dislike?

It requires a lot of resources, so a fairly powerful machine with lots of RAM is necessary to run this IDE. If you need more than one instance of the application at once, you'll hear the fan of your computer struggling to keep it cold. Even with a powerful machine, sometimes with big projects there's a bit of lag when using some advanced features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are lighter IDEs out there, which are free. If you go for PhpStorm (which is WebStorm with PHP support), keep in mind that it uses a lot of resources, specially RAM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used this IDE to develop projects for customers. One things that helped was the ability to export/import the IDE configuration, so all members of the team would have exactly the same settings, making it easy to work together with the same code base.

PhpStorm review by Joseph C.
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"Great IDE"

What do you like best?

Great themes available for both light and dark settings.

PHP code completion is very responsive and accurate. Even older applications seem to work well with this feature.

Works great with TypeScript and Angular as well.

XDebug also works great with PHPStorm's "zero configuration" debug setup. Very handy.

VCS support is great with GIT.

When I brainstorm a better way of completing a task, PHPStorm usually can accommodate. Many features and configurations. Typically I do Symfony development and the code completion is great. But what's more impressive is I also work with a legacy system that uses old PHP 4/PHP 5 code that is a nightmare. I was pleasantly surprised how well PHPStorm could pick up the functions and globals in a mess of includes. I recently switched from using git command line to the VCS feature in PHPStorm and it has saved me a good deal of time.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it eats up a good amount of ram. Not sure why but some projects make the CPU jump as well. If you have a powerful enough computer this shouldn't be a problem. I have run multiple instances with 4GB of ram no problem. Make sure you get the 64bit version if you have more than 4GB.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I code many plugins for large applications so having the tools that PHPStorm provides speeds up my development time dramatically. I used to be a big believer in text editors, but PHPStorm with XDebug and code completion can't be matched.

PhpStorm review by Donald G.
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"Simply the best"

What do you like best?

For me, PHP Storm has always led the race in PHP IDE's. It has the largest feature set and the most integrations that I've seen, and is regularly updated.

What do you dislike?

Since it's written in Java, it can be quite the memory hog. While expected, it is somewhat annoying at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PHP Storm is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to available integrations. You will not find a better software to use when developing PHP applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use PHP Storm for application development and software engineering. I use it to run my unit tests, test RESTful web apps, and parse/build my LESS/SCSS files.

PhpStorm review by User
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"Me esperaba más de uno de los IDEs más populares"

What do you like best?

Cómoda navegación por todo el proyecto. Busquedas instantaneas al tener todo el proyecto indexado. Muy bien desarrollada la herramienta de ayudas a la programación. Una de sus mayores ventajas es la alta customización que permite. Es realmente útil realizar una refactorización.

What do you dislike?

Solo permite tener un proyecto abierto, es decir, te obliga a instanciar la aplicación por cada uno de los proyectos en los que quieras trabajar al mismo tiempo. Esto aumenta exponencialmente el consumo de recursos del pc. Mal optimizado, al tenerlo abierto con proyectos grandes y trabajando con varios plugins en ocasiones se queda bloqueado momentáneamente.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Personalmente este IDE no es de mi agrado y recomiendo usar otras alternativas, aunque si quieres usar una única herramienta para gestionarlo todo, ya sea código, bade de datos, o versionados, ésta es la tuya.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nos ofrece una alternativa con mayor dinamismo a la hora de trabajar en los proyectos. EL beneficio principal es poder avanzar con rápidez en las tareas del día a día, identificando fácilmente todo aquello que es susceptible de fallar en la compilación.

PhpStorm review by Consultant
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"A new era for PHP"

What do you like best?

The code completion is nothing like the one in other IDEs. It actually analyses your code statically to give the developer the best and more contextual suggestions you will find. The Composer integration (just make sure that you install the additional/freel composer.json plug in) is a nice complement, which will warn you about unsafe dependencies.

But the main difference for my is that the whole IDE is made with the keyboard in mind, and the hotkeys are given the utmost importance. The best productivity level will not be reached until you master the keyboard shortcuts; the Key promoter plugin can help with that, showing a (bit intrusive) alert every time the user does an action with the mouse which could be made with the keyboard (and it points out the correct shortcut or an option to assign one).

What do you dislike?

Almost no one will complain about the $200/year price tag. Not even the finance people. The productivity boost is just this huge. But there are two recurrent complains in my office: it's a memory hog (it's Java and it shows) and there's a moderately high learning curve until you can reach the turning point. The integrated guided tours help somehow, but using phpstorm is like playing an instrument: many people can do it, but few are masters.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make use of the 30 day trial. User the EAP (early previews of the next version). Watch a few YouTube videos with tips. Do all this before buying a license

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were using NetBeans before. But the industry turned to PhpStorm and we wanted to know why. Then we tried it and were hooked. With huge code bases (100k lines of code onwards) there's few IDEs that can give that much contextual help being reasonably fast.

PhpStorm review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet
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"Phpstorm de manera profesional"

What do you like best?

Si hablamos sobre lo mejor que te puede aportar phpstorm sin duda es la profesionalidad de la aplicación, da miles de posibilidades a la hora de la programación web, puedes ejecutar al instante el código desarrollado y visualizarlo a través de su propio entre comillas explorador, sin duda es sencillo y ágil como aplicación de programación.

What do you dislike?

El inconveniente que puede observarse en phpstorm sobre todo viene siendo el tema de la licencia, es un software de desarrollo de pago, por lo tanto tiene un sobre coste sobre todo comparándolo con otros programas de desarrollo web como podrían ser NetBeans, eclipse (aunque no se centre solo en desarrollo web).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si puedes permitirte la licencia es uno de los mejores software de desarrollo web.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sobre todo realizando pruebas de introducción de fragmentos de código para páginas web, que han sido desarrolladas sobre todo para páginas de ecommerce para grandes compañías como podrían ser bandai namco, square Enix , etc.

PhpStorm review by Jacob M.
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"PHP Storm has drastically enhanced the way I write code."

What do you like best?

Being able to quickly jump to function declarations or view function parameters all via a couple of keyboard shortcuts is excellent. Also being able to Greg an entire codebase quickly and view/make edits to the results without having to directly open the file is amazing.

What do you dislike?

New features can sometimes be buggy so I tend to be a late adopter of updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take your time getting everything set-up. Watch tutorials and videos of others using and setting up the software. There's a lot to learn as the software is so powerful, but it's incredibly rewarding when you know what you're doing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My development time has been sped up exponentially. Before PHP Storm I used a text editor. IDEs change the game.

PhpStorm review by Brianna D.
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"I'm absolutely in love with PhpStorm!"

What do you like best?

PhpStorm is a great tool for developers. I love the ease of use, syntax highlighting, version control integration, FTP integration, basically it's everything a developer needs. It's also constantly being updated and made better. I love that in the latest version they made some changes to show function arguments when writing PHP code, so you don't have to try and remember which arguments come first when calling any functions.

What do you dislike?

Thankfully I was grandfathered in because I purchased PhpStorm years ago, but I'm not a fan of their new pricing scheme. I paid a flat fee, where as their new pricing is yearly or monthly. Other than that, I really don't have any complaints about PhpStorm.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend purchasing PhpStorm. It's got everything you could possibly need to make your life as a developer much easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a web developer and I love that I can accomplish so much using just 1 program. It's nice not needing to have a bunch of different programs open when not necessary. It's also nice not to have to use the command line if I don't have to; and having version control integration is very convenient for that aspect!

PhpStorm review by Amélie H.
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"Best PHP IDE ever"

What do you like best?

User friendly interface, smart code completion, many integrated tools, many plugins available to use different frameworks with. It can be used on both PHP and HTML only or JS projects. It has a premium integration with modern PHP or JS frameworks. Just pick-up a plugin or click an option to add framework support! You can interact with GitHub and work on pending tasks. Code versioning user interface works like a charm. You also can customize your user interface. It has an intelligent code completion when using frameworks. You can deploy to your different environnements (local, testing or production) just on one click. It has a great files or folders comparing tool

What do you dislike?

Some plugins aren't up to date, but most of time they because integrated in the IDE and I never managed to simply use remote debugging. It needs quite a lot of computer resources. You have to restart the IDE on every plugin update

Recommendations to others considering the product

This software is really worth its price compared to free tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this software for all my CMS projects (using WordPress or Drupal) and web projects (using CakePHP, ZendFramework, simply HTML5+CSS3 or JS orojects). I can work on both simple and more complex projects. Configuration is easy, versioning support is perfect, so I can focus on code and I'm not worried about 3rd tiers tools integration. Back-end and front-end development are both fluent.

PhpStorm review by Josh M.
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"Best PHP IDE"

What do you like best?

Lightning Fast, and it's free for students.

What do you dislike?

Lots to learn. Takes time to learn all the features, but this isn't a problem so long as you're willing to invest the time. I also wish there was better code coloring customization/theme support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Best PHP IDE available. You won't be let down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Switching to PHPStorm from Dreamweaver is like switching to a computer from a typewriter. I had no idea of all the super useful features I was missing out on until I tried out PHPStorm. Needless to say, I have no reason to go back to Dreamweaver.

PhpStorm review by User in Computer Software
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"I use PHPstorm for writing code every day"

What do you like best?

I love the shortcut and intuitive nature of Phpstorm. The application has many plugins I can use as needed, for different projects. I love that the shortcuts to open a file, and the simplicity of such shortcuts (where I can add a trailing slash when searching for a file to signify I want to search for a directory instead.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how slow phpstorm is out of the box. There are settings you can change to solve this issue. For example, when Javascript files are too slow due to compiling settings, I can change this. However, I think out of the box many of these things should be disabled, with tool tips later to enable them. It can be frustrating for a first time user who is just looking for a new ide

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a solid try before disregarding it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've realized that you can auto format any language you code in when you have the right plug in. I'm solving bugs, and creating new features for clients.

PhpStorm review by Chris R.
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"The best PHP IDE on the market"

What do you like best?

Code completion, intelligent type hinting (from DOC BLOCKs, type hints and PHP7.0 return types, code following (classes, functions, constants etc). Also does link following for SCSS, JS, ES6.

What do you dislike?

JS IDE is functional but very very slow at times. Although there is a JS IDE in the family specially for this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Migrate up your key maps from your existing editor / IDE. This will speed up your familiarisation with PHPStorm.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps me write more reliable code, also helps me to catch errors much earlier than waiting to execute the code.

PhpStorm review by Andrew L.
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"I use it almost every day, and often on weekends."

What do you like best?

The static analysis is top-notch. Type hinting and error finding in the code lets me code with confidence. I am subscribed to the 'toolbox' auto-update and look forward to every new release. There are tools integrated that help me accomplish a wide range of problems without leaving the app.

What do you dislike?

Some of the tools have clunky UI. The bootup time is a bit slow, but if you don't close the program, then you wont have a problem with boot-up time! I still have VS Code installed so that I can do non-project text editing. I use the PhpStorm IDE for when I'm diving deep into a project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd say it's the best PHP IDE out there. If you do serious PHP Development, definitely try it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Use it as a development tool for web applications. The biggest win is being able to code with confidence, knowing that my code will run, and that I'm not misspelling a variable. PHP is such a flexible language that many editors don't care what you type. PhpStorms static analysis is top-notch.

PhpStorm review by Matteo M.
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"Good software "

What do you like best?

The software is really great, simple, light and useful. I use it as an alternative to Visual Studio for php programming as recommended by my teacher. A new project is created in a very short time, really well optimized even for Mac.

What do you dislike?

The only problem is that it is not available in the Italian language. But besides this nothing else to report.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good, software the price is the best.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Greater simplicity than the Microsoft alternative, especially on macOS.

PhpStorm review by Ariful H.
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"Master of IDE for PHP Development."

What do you like best?

Best things about PHPStorm are

- Key Map Customization: Literally you can customize every available action. It help most if you came from other IDE or Editor and want to keep your old key map style.

- Search: PHPStorms Search functionality is like Google of IDE. You can search any file, function, text insistently. You do not need to move your hand from keyboard and you can browse any part of your project.

- Refactoring: Refactoring was never easy like refactoring in PHPStorm.

- It support a great deal of integration like Git, Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket, Npm, Grunt, Gulp, Vagrant. If anything does not come by default, you'll find a plugin for that.

What do you dislike?

There are two things I do not like about PHPStorm. These are:

- PHPStorm is bulky product. It takes 5-10 seconds to load and for large size project the loading time increase.

- Subscription based purchase: The idea of subscription based purchase of the product seems very odd to me, specially for individual developers. The whole community reacted when JetBrain declared their new subscription policy and the price is too high.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can say without hesitation that PHPStorm is the best IDE for professional PHP developers. It provide every facility a developer need. Price of the high quality product is also a bit high but I bet once a developer start using the features this IDE provide, it worth the high price.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For any PHP based project, either a framework or a simple script, I use PHPStorm for development. PHPStorm help me to keep all of my code formatted .

PhpStorm review by Bill P.
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"This is my go to for PHP development."

What do you like best?

The IDE has most of the features you expect from a modern IDE, but the feature I have found to be most invaluable is the managing of multiple Git branches at once. It's common to work with multiple related repositories that contain the applications, libraries and api's that all work with each other and the ability to manage them in one interface and even switch their common branches saves me time.

What do you dislike?

All of these useful features come at a cost. It seems that each new version is slower and slower on my laptop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits of having an IDE that will assist you with its code intelligence and point out potential issues on the fly saves a ton of time during the development cycle.

PhpStorm review by Caroline E.
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"It's like Intellij Idea, only better"

What do you like best?

I love that this program is tailored to PHP development, as the title suggests. For years I used Intellij-IDEA for PHP work, but switched late last year to PHP Storm. As silly as it sounds, I love that the Monokai theme is default. Debugging is pretty easy to set up, depending on where your project lives. If you've used Jet Brains apps before, it has the same intuitive, awesome

What do you dislike?

So far, I have not found much to dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have several apps that I manage via this program and love being able to see my full file structure in PHP Storm. Debugging is a breeze, and the suggested auto-fills and line by line variable information is priceless to me.

PhpStorm review by Miguel U.
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"Best IDE for PHP"

What do you like best?

It's a good IDE to do anything with PHP, it has support for most 3rd party tools. Compatible with composer, latest PHP versions,. Lets you to autoformat your code, optimize code, have warnings to avoid mistakes, includes a REST API test tool.

It has the best PHP debugger in the market.

What do you dislike?

Since it's done with Java, it might be slow for big projects. Price it's expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a powerful tool and you have a good machine. Use this application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently it's my main IDE for development.

PhpStorm review by Lane W.
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"Best PHP IDE for Students and Developers"

What do you like best?

Discounts for Students

If configured, Can nitpick your style for you

PHPDoc is insightful when debugging and when using auto documentation

many frameworks supported by default, plugins available if not already supported

What do you dislike?

Search is slow

High memory usage

Lags with large applications

Recommendations to others considering the product

PHPStorm is the BEST IDE that I have found hands down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before many of use were just using basic text editors and not real IDEs and PHPStorm has started to become the standard. I use it mostly for school, but occasionally I have used it to code review work projects.

PhpStorm review by User in Internet
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"PhpStorm is an awesome tool"

What do you like best?

I have been searching for an IDE for some time, and the vast number of integrated tools, from Git through to code inspection and database management made this a real standout.

When starting a new project you know there will be many long hours ahead so its important that you are comefortable with the programing environment being used.

PhpStorm is comefortable to use, has a huge set of features including support for a very wide range of frameworks including AngularJS, Symphony, Drupal etc.

It also has support for a very broad range of technologies including CSS, HTML5, Javascript and allows for refactoring, debugging across everything.

What do you dislike?

There is little to dislike about this product, however if I had to pick something it would be that it can be a ittle slow and manages to consume quite a few resources on my system. But this is a small price to pay for such a great tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While there are many different IDEs on the market, PhpStorm is a real standout in terms of support, features and ease of use. I now spend most of my day inside the interface without the need for any other 3rd party tools. Well worth the price.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PhpStorm has made software development much more efficient with its VCS integration, SFTP capabilities and database management tools all builtin.

PhpStorm review by User in Computer Software
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"Straightforward Yet Comprehensive Interface"

What do you like best?

The code completion works very well, and the ability to refactor is important. It is easy to switch from one PHP or CSS/HTML page to another, a feature which I like.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing that I dislike at this point. It was easy to install and there are a number of helpful videos.It does take a minute to load but I don't really see that as a problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I looked at all options, this was most recommended.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great teaching tool for my daughter, a student learning PHP. We hope to use it to improve a startup software that we are creating.

PhpStorm review by Lawrence B.
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"Worth the Moeny"

What do you like best?

It works with pretty much everything, asana, gitHub, Remote MySQL, API testing tool, and it really allows me to divide my projects nicely

What do you dislike?

The FTPS doesn't always work unless cPanel is set to allow broken clients. Sometimes the Index can be a slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get phpStorm after graduating from notebook.exe -> notebook++ -> NetBeans. It was huge step-forward. I'm very happy that a fellow programmer recommended I witch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides a much better IDE than notepad.exe. I have noticed increased efficiency and better code history with task integration

PhpStorm review by Kyle M.
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"Useful application for heavy development"

What do you like best?

With PHPStorm, navigating between classes and following through method calls is a breeze, making debugging a lot easier. The autofill/autocomplete features are useful, with easy commands for filling in use statements for classes you're trying to use.

What do you dislike?

The application is a little heavy for simpler HTML/Javascript editing, so when I need to do those I just open up a text editor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out, it's definitely worth it. If you don't see it meeting your needs you can always switch back - but I switched and never went back.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working with larger PHP codebases can be troublesome for some applications, but with PHPStorm I haven't run into any issues. It helps keep work moving.

PhpStorm review by Roger C.
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"Best way for program in PHP"

What do you like best?

- Work with major of frameworks of PHP (Larabel , Symphony , etc )

- Snipets and Intelligent Coding works so well and easy to program

- Probably the best for that is so easy to navigate in your code

What do you dislike?

Probably the consul of memory for big projects

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes probably for advanced developers is the best way

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Program projects easy with PhPStorm for example for Magento .

PhpStorm review by User in Computer Software
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"PHPStorm, always my first choice to PHP development"

What do you like best?

PHPStorm helps to built great PHP applications, their features are the best and they are always improving. The plugin support is great, some missed features are covered by the great variety of plugins. Auto-complete features on almost any framework make it very useful. They have theming support, it is great because i have some visual problems and with themes i can feel more comfortable while coding reducing the visual impact of being most of time working at my computer.

Their Javascript/CSS/HTML support make it suitable to design websites without having to use another tool to do the job.

What do you dislike?

Almost nothing, they need best support for some frameworks, but they are always updating and adding new features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's the best choice currently available, i will use it over other products all time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing PHP applications to improve a variety of business process and making websites to serve as customer support portals.

PhpStorm review by Agency in Real Estate
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"Great tool but I almost want to just use IntelliJ Community edition"

What do you like best?

That it informs me about my code and is intelligent enough to know, to an extent, how things are pieced together, where things are defined, usages, etc.

What do you dislike?

Syntax highlighting for languages is restricted. Our team works primarily in PHP, but as the lead of my team I'm building Nodejs microservices, Terraform and Chef infrastructure automation, CLI tools in bash. Point being I work in a lot of languages and tools.

I dislike how intuitive scratches are. If I want to take some JSON from an API response to format and look over I want it to be quick and easy. In sublime text this is as simple as ctrl+shift+n.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lot of my team members use sublime and atom, PHPStorm is obviously a superior IDE and helps me write better code.

PhpStorm review by User
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"Must have if writing in PHP"

What do you like best?

PhpStorm is a must have for anyone writing in Php, especially if you are pretty new to it. It is an easy to use dev environment and has great code analysis to catch any errors in your code.

What do you dislike?

As of now, I can't think of anything I really dislike about PhpStorm that other programs similar would have.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As in most companies that writing in PHP, you need a good program/environment to write, test and build your code. PhpStorm has been an ideal program to keep our code clean, and written efficiently. As far as I know we have only used PhpStorm here and it has really been a great development tool for our team.

PhpStorm review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Best auto-completion intelligence for PHP & Javascript"

What do you like best?

Where PHPStorm shines in comparison to the competition is how amazingly accurate, smart, and quick the auto-completions are, and how accurate it's refactoring tools are. It's the accumulation of what PHPStorm provides out of the box and the number of community plugins that I have installed, for frameworks that I write in i.e. Symfony and Angular 2, etc.

I can't say enough great things about how great PHPStorm performs refactoring operations; it does a very good job in updating references compared to other similar products.

Navigating through a PHP code-base is a breeze if you learn the right things; looking up by class name, file name, or any symbol is just a few keystrokes away.

As I have hinted, there are a lot of plugins available that you can install to extend what PHPStorm can do for you. I think a good IDE or code editor must have this level of extensibility in order to keep up with such the fast-evolving field that are programming languages, and PHPStorm's Plugin Repository really seem to have a diverse collection of plugins for frameworks, auxiliary technologies, etc.

What do you dislike?

Boot-up time can be quite slow, and indexing bogs down the application a bit, but they only happen rarely in my workflow that I rarely notice them.

There are various integrations that PHPStorm has that I personally think does too much, i.e. its Docker and Vagrant integration. I prefer PHPStorm not do much in those fronts and leave them to me in exchange for less resource consumption, but I understand that different people might prefer to let the application do the work.

With that said, I still find PHPStorm fast relative to the suite of functionality it provides. Comparing it to vim is just unfair; PHPStorm just does a lot more, and usually performs what it does rather fast.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I write code in PHP & Javascript, and PHPStorm really helps save me time especially when refactoring.

PhpStorm review by David A.
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"Only IDE you need for PHP development"

What do you like best?

PHPStorm works out of the box with very little setup required, when there is an issue with setup, it is very easy to fix. Coding in PHPStorm is also very inuitive and powerful.

Code formating can be easily customized to any standard, along with refactoring tool, make even the most spaghetti of code, legible and easy to follow.

PHPStorm also have plugin support for plenty of addons for any of the few features that might be missing.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it does become a resource hog, and slow down, but that is only if I open more than 1 large project at a time.

Also the database feature could use a bit more polish, but that is only when compared to rest of the features

Recommendations to others considering the product

I do not regret purchasing PHPStorm, it is my most commonly used software, and whenever I start on new system, its the first thing I install.

I do not regret my purchase, and the personal license is quite reasonable considering the cost of other software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I now use PHPStorm exclusively for my IDE, even for projects that only have front end side.

I get my work done faster, and since its cross platform, I can work on it from any of my machines.

PhpStorm review by Nathan A.
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"PHPStorm makes me happy to be a PHP dev."

What do you like best?

PHPStorm has an incredible understanding of the code. Most of the time it knows exactly what's going on. I love being able to put my cursor on something, hit "ctrl+b," and be taken to the declaration of that item immediately. PHPStorm also includes the refactoring tools and test running that I need to be able to practice test-driven development and Clean Code principles. With some configuration, PHPStorm also supports debugging code being run in the browser, allowing you to step through your code and examine variables, objects. etc. PHPStorm's HTML Emmet support makes writing HTML a breeze. PHPStorm also supports setting up file watchers for things like CSS preprocessors such as SASS.

What do you dislike?

PHPStorm can be a little slow depending on your specs, especially on Linux. Also, it's not cheap.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn the keyboard shortcuts. Whenever you need to do something, look up the shortcut and use it. Write your code using objects and interfaces. If you're not using interfaces consistently, PHPStorm is prevented from doing the deep code analysis which makes it so powerful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PHPStorm gives me the tools I need to write quality, error-free code in an efficient manner.

PhpStorm review by Nik R.
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"Any developers must have!"

What do you like best?

Ease of use for beginners and the ability to customize my developing environment to exactly what I want

What do you dislike?

Its a bit pricey for a free lance developer - but once you have it you never want to get rid of it

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to lean the software, it is very well worth the time spent

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everything is built into the software, terminal, GIT, FTP. There is no need to pay for any other software to take care of those needs

PhpStorm review by Javier S.
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