PhpStorm is an IDE for PHP from JetBrains. The IDE provides an editor for HTML, PHP, CSS, and JavaScript, and works with major frameworks like Laravel, Symfony, Yii, etc. PhpStorm also supports relational databases and SQL to use for your project.

There are a couple features in PhpStorm to make web development easily manageable. On the navigation bar, there is a link where you can create a new project from a set of existing files by rooting the main directory. You can refactor a directory, file and image by renaming moving, copying, or deleting it. If you rename a file or image, PhpStorm will notify you of the code in your files that is using it and will give you an option to rename the code with the file or image you've renamed.

PhpStorm also supports Version Control and Git, which makes it easy to push into a Git branch. The IDE has a push and pull button that represents Git's commands on the navigation bar. It also simplifies merging with other branches. If there is a conflict with merging other branches, PhpStorm can display which files are conflicted and specifically in the line of code that's happening, something that Git Shells lacks, making it easy for the developer to resolve the conflict. PhpStorm also supports remote server configuration through FTP, SFTP, or FTPS which allows for accessing the server via these protocols. This makes uploading files from the local environment to the live server at ease.

How we use it

PhpStorm is our main IDE to develop websites with Laravel and PHP files. It helps us manage our directories of the projects thanks to its user-friendly interface. We can upload our files live with the IDE thanks to PhpStorm's option to deploy the files live by implementing the FTP code in the Settings. We are also able to utilize Git easily with PhpStorm's implications of the Version Control and push the code onto a branch for other users to pull from. Conflicts are easy to solve when the files display the line of code that's happening from.

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