Choosing the best text editor for Laravel


There are many choices when it comes to text editor for developing laravel application (or php in general), some people might prefer phpstorm, others suggest sublime text, which one is better?

There is no perfect text editor in the world of web programming, it's all up to you the programmer,  you need to ask your self which text editor is more comfortable for you.

You need to think about the budget too, because most of these text editor are not available for free, for example phpstorm, you need to pay for license to be able to use it.

Same thing with sublime text, although with sublime you still can use it but there always be a pop-up message asking you to purchase a license, sublime is pretty much still usable even if you are not buy the license.

Then, if you want a totally free text editor, your choice are atom and netbeans, they both free software, so you don't have to pay anything.

Text editor for laravel/php:
  1. phpstorm
  2. sublime text
  3. atom
  4. netbeans
  5. vi/vim 
  6. nano

Atom is based on nodejs (javascript) and developed by the famous online repository github, while netbeans is made using java, netbeans developed by community and sponsored by oracle.

If you ask me which one is my favorite text editor, the answer would be atom, i love how it looks, and how easy it is to operate, even without any plugins the basic features is excellent.

My second choice would be sublime text, simply because at the company where i work, sublime is the standard text editor, so i use sublime at work, but at home i use atom to develop php/laravel application.

I found that between sublime and atom have similar keyboard shortcut, so switching from sublime to atom and vise versa is not a problem for me, i love it.

Everybody might have different opinion about which text editor is the best, let me know down below on the comment what is your favorite text editor for developing laravel/php application.



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