PhpStorm deeply understands your code.
Major frameworks supported
PhpStorm is perfect for working with Symfony, Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, Laravel, Magento, Joomla!, CakePHP, Yii, and other frameworks.
All PHP tools
The editor actually 'gets' your code and deeply understands its structure, supporting all PHP language features for modern and legacy projects. It provides the best code completion, refactorings, on-the-fly error prevention, and more.
Front-end technologies included
Built-in developer tools
Perform many routine tasks right from the IDE, thanks to Version Control Systems integration, support for remote deployment, databases/SQL, command-line tools, Vagrant, Composer, REST Client, and many other tools.
PhpStorm = WebStorm + PHP + DB/SQL
All the features of WebStorm are included into PhpStorm, and full-fledged support for PHP and Databases/SQL support are added on top.
Intelligent Coding Assistance
Hundreds of inspections take care of verifying your code as you type, analyzing the whole project. PHPDoc support, code (re)arranger and formatter, quick-fixes, and other features help you write neat code that’s easy to maintain.
Smart Code Navigation
Be the master of your codebase thanks to efficient, lightning-fast navigation features. The IDE understands where you want to go and gets you there instantly.
Fast and Safe Refactoring
Refactor your code reliably with safe Rename, Move, Delete, Extract Method, Inline Variable, Push members Up / Pull members Down, Change Signature, and many other refactorings. Language-specific refactorings help you perform project-wide changes in a matter of a few clicks, and can be safely undone.
Easy Debugging and Testing
PhpStorm is renowned for its zero-configuration Visual Debugger, providing extraordinary insight into what goes on in your application at every step. It works with Xdebug and Zend Debugger, and can be used both locally and remotely. Unit Testing with PHPUnit, BDD with Behat and profiler integration are also available.
What’s new in PhpStorm 2017.1
Support for the Codeception
PhpStorm now supports the Codeception testing framework, starting with version 2.2.0. You can install it from Composer or PHAR. Run Configuration will help you run your tests locally, on a Vagrant machine, remote interpreter, or Docker.
Blade support improvements
PHPDoc in Blade injections is now supported. You can provide the type of variable inside a template to get code completion. Other improvements include support for @includeWhen, @component, and @slot directives.
Thanks to Parameter hints in PhpStorm, code becomes more readable and easier to understand. Parameter hints are now showed for literals and nulls used as method arguments, helping you better understand the semantics of specific methods.