view page source - page history - about editing

Revision History: PDT vs PHPEclipse vs PhpStorm

This is revision 286 of the page PDT vs PHPEclipse vs PhpStorm, as it appeared on Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:52:46 -0800.
I did a quick test of three leading PHP editors: PDT, PHPEclipse (both based on Eclipse), and PhpStorm (based on IntelliJ). This isn't intended to be a complete review or test, I just wanted to see if I could find a better IDE than Textpad.

All of the editors had colour syntax highlighting. I didn't test debugging support. None seemed to support unit testing out of the box.

My most important requirements are displaying Javadoc on mouseover (because that's how you learn function contracts), displaying overlays on files (both errors and warnings), being quick and responsive, supporting automatic refactoring, and code completion.

In summary PhpStorm is more powerful, but PDT feels more comfortable.


PDT seems to be more Eclipsey and refined than PHPEclipse.




PHPEclipse seems to be a less refined editor.




Seems to be very powerful, but also a bit messy. I don't like any of the default colour schemes.



Categories: PHP | IDE | Eclipse

view page source - what links to here? - page history - top
Last edited by jevon jevon 63 months ago