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PhpStorm 5 :: PHP Coding At Its Finest

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Every PHP developer hunts for the ideal IDE – and in the past there was no clear winners. I personally used Zend Studio for many years which had fantastic code awareness and auto-completion, which I view as essential when working on large PHP projects. But the reality was that Zend Studio was always far too expensive. So every 6 months I would re-evaluate the PHP IDE space hunting for alternatives. I tried Komodo, I tried NetBeans.

Then I discovered PhpStorm.

PhpStorm is not free – but it is a LOT cheaper than Zend Studio – and in my opinion a much better IDE. It is fast and the code awareness and auto-completion works flawlessly. It is also a fanstistic editor for HTML / CSS / JavaScript development. It has a lot of features under the hood that I am constantly discovering. It has quickly become my IDE of choice, and my fellow developers who have tried it have all switched.

The latest version, PhpStorm 5.0, was just released with some fantastic new features. If you have been looking for a great PHP IDE then your hunt is over. And now is a great time to get on board with the Single Developer license currently half-price.

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