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IDEs & Editors

I used all the IDEs and editors listed here for an extended period of time at one point.

IntelliJ IDEA (active)

At one point I recognized that IntelliJ combines the powers of both PHPStorm and PyCharm with minimal drawbacks. Java, HTML, CSS and JS is supported out of the box and support for PHP and Python (and other languages) can be added through official plugins. Because of it’s power it’s my go-to IDE and I use it on a daily basis.

Visual Studio Code (active)

Code has gone from a nice and clean editor to a powerful but still lightweight one. It replaced Notepad++ as my editor for Websites before IntelliJ, and has recently fully replaced Notepad++ on systems. It has syntax highlighting for most programming languages out of the box, which makes it perfect for fixing code blocks on sites like Stack Overflow.


Notepad++ is for sure the most versatile editor one can have. But it lacks powerful features like proper syntax completion and built-in debugging support. I only used it over Visual Studio Code for a long time for it’s superior search & replace functionality and because VS Code had no proper settings menu for a long time.

Other IDEs/editors

Over the years I used other IDEs like Eclipse, Netbeans, Atom or Sublime text, but none of them long enough to be able to give a proper evaluation.

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