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Software Singh
Software Singh
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anything similar to visual studio for php??

like we have visual studio in .net . is there anything similar for php available

JetBrains makes a tool called PHPStorm.

2 Answers

Hey there,

PHP storm is my favourite so far - it's probably the best purpose built IDE for php available. But yes, it's relatively expensive :-(

You can get it for free by downloading the EAP version. Trouble is, you have to download the latest version every month (when the new beta is created) and sign up for another 30 day free trial. You might also run into a few bugs here and there. If you can put up with that, download it here.

There's a huge number of plugins available for sublime 3.0 that can get pretty close to phpstorms native behaviour - definitely download a few of those to get started. A quick google search will return blog posts like this one about the 'best packages available'.


There is a company called JetBrains that have a fantastic set of IDE's available to download. They are paid products but you can get free trials and etc so they are definitely worth checking out! On top of that, if you are a student you can get free licenses to all of their software just by getting in contact with them.

Their PHP IDE, PHPStorm, is supposed to be absolutely fantastic so definitely look into it.

I hope that this helped you out, if you have any more questions feel free to ask them.