difference between phpStorm and WebStorm

what is difference between the two. I understand that one is IDE for JS and other is for PHP but why I cant write js files inside phpStorm?

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Hello,

Andriy is absolutely correct. PhpStorm supports all the features of WebStorm but some are not bundled so you might need to install the corresponding plugin for some framework via Settings > Plugins > Install JetBrains Plugin.

Hi there,

>but why I cant write js files inside phpStorm?

Where did you get such idea from?

 

In any case: PhpStorm = WebStorm + PHP + Database support

http://stackoverflow.com/a/25647482/783119

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I know this is an older thread, but is there any chance to get a list of the plug-ins that are bundled with Webstorm that PHPStorm doesn't have?

Scott

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@Scott

Any particular reason to know the exact list?

You can always install trial version (all IDE-wide settings are stored separately for each product) and access plugins page of the Settings/Preferences from Welcome screen directly without even creating any project.

But simply speaking: all plugins that are bundled with WebStorm but not in PhpStorm are:

  1. made by JetBrains
  2. can be installed in PhpStorm (for free) from "Settings/Preferences | Plugins --> Install JetBrains plugin..."
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Hi Andriy,

> Any particular reason to know the exact list?

I'd like to know the list of plugins, so I can also work completely with a Webstorm JS setup, along with the PHP setup. I've read that PHPStorm is Webstorm + PHP stuff. However, some of the bundled plugins aren't included, which are bundled with Webstorm. I'd like to check out those plugins and maybe install them myself.

Scott

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Ok. I took your suggestion and downloaded and installed the trial version. Here is the list of plugins Webstorm has that PHPStorm doesn't. 

  • Cucumber.js
  • Dart
  • EditorConfig
  • EJS
  • Handelbars/Mustache
  • Java Server Pages (JSP) Integration
  • Karma
  • LiveEdit
  • Meteor
  • PhoneGap/Cordova Plugin
  • Polymer & Web Components
  • Pug (ex-Jade)
  • Spy-js
  • Stylus support
  • Yeoman

Scott

 

 

 

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>SASS support

This plugin actually is available in PhpStorm by default.

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Removed Sass Support from the list and you are welcome.

Scott

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I realize this is an old thread, but...

Why does WebStorm exist if PHPStorm can do everything WebStorm can do?

Why does PHPStorm exist if WebStorm can do everything PHPStorm can do? 

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@Hammer Software

>Why does WebStorm exist if PHPStorm can do everything WebStorm can do?

Cheaper? Not everyone will need other (server side) languages? Plugins installed by default that rarely needed in other IDEs (were you may need only generic JS support; but often used in advanced JS dev)?

 

>Why does PHPStorm exist if WebStorm can do everything PHPStorm can do? 

PhpStorm = WebStorm + PHP + Database support

I do not see PHP support in WebStorm.

https://stackoverflow.com/a/25647482/783119

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