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What IDE do you use?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Robust, Oct 20, 2014.


What IDE do you use?

  1. PHPStorm

    30 vote(s)
  2. Zend Studio

    1 vote(s)
  3. Eclipse

    2 vote(s)
  4. Netbeans

    5 vote(s)
  5. Text editor w/ plugins (Sublime Text, Notepad++, etc)

    9 vote(s)
  1. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    I know there's been a thread about this already, but as far as I know it's about four years old. Just curious, what IDE do you use for development (specifically for XenForo add-ons, but PHP in general)? Reply with your reasons why if you wish. Some major ones are in the poll. Here are some interesting statistics from a poll of 4000 legitimate people.

    I believe PHP Storm is used for developing XenForo (by Mike, Kier etc), and I think they used to use Zend Studio before that. Not 100% sure though.

    I am currently using a trial of PHP Storm, will most likely purchase it near the end of my trial (when I get a new laptop, it's on the way). It's mainly because I used Intellij IDEA back when I was doing Java programming, and I really loved the interface.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    PHP Storm here.
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  3. Nobita.Kun

    Nobita.Kun Well-Known Member

    Sublime Text <<<<
  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

  5. thedude

    thedude Well-Known Member

  6. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Active Member

    Another one for Sublime.
  7. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    Sir, what year is it, who is the president, do you know where you are?
  8. NixFifty

    NixFifty Well-Known Member

    Rocking PHPStorm here.
  9. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Active Member

  10. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Active Member

    Last night I downloaded Rapid PHP by Bluementals... not sure yet if it's got the stuff to beat Sublime yet...
  11. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    A very good IDE but I don't use it anymore because it's Windows only is nuSphere PHPEd.

    I used to experience all sorts of performance issues using the Eclipse based IDEs, such as Eclipse, Aptana and even the Zend Studio trial.

    PHPEd, however, isn't java based so seemed to resolve a lot of my performance issues. It's a native Windows application and it just works great. When I started developing on a Mac as well as Windows I wanted a consistent experience when using my IDE so I settled with PHP Storm. It is also Java based but it's not based on Eclipse so I tend to get a pretty decent experience even in Windows.

    I gave my PHPEd license to @Brogan and I think he's happy with it.

    Worth checking out.
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  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, PhpED is working for my needs.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
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  13. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    PhpED here also
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  14. Milano

    Milano Well-Known Member

    Sublime Text
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  15. Scharesoft

    Scharesoft Active Member

    PHPStorm bzw. IntelliJ :)
  16. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member


    joking aside... notepad++
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  17. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    PhpED as well for me.
  18. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    To anyone using PhpED, what does it look like? I can only find screenshots on computers < Windows XP.
    (@MattW @Luke Foreman @Brogan)
  19. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

  20. Robust

    Robust Well-Known Member

    @MattW Looks quite nice actually. The screenshots I saw made it look really bad. Looks a bit like Visual Studio 2010, which looked pretty nice.

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