I am a fairly adept .NET and PHP programmer. These days my pattern of choice for complex web apps is an SOA approach where I use PHP as the front end, and WCF web services as the middle tier. My ajax calls are usually to JSON webHttpBinding WCF endpoints. On the .NET side of things I am absolutely in love with the Visual Studio plugin ReSharper.

So my question is as follows, I want to rethink my tool chain on the PHP side of things. On one side JetBrains, the makers of Resharper, have a PHP IDE called PHPStorm. On the other side, I can use VS.PHP and ReSharper. Does anyone use the later combination fo VS.PHP and Resharper? Can you recommend it?


Since you're also working with WCF Web Services, I'd recommend you stick with Visual Studio.

I've done quite a bit with that platform and it works well. PHP Storm is probably very nice, but it's going to cost extra and be a new environment that you'll have to get used to. If it's not broke, don't fix it :)

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  • Well I'm not going to move away from Visual Studio. The question is two actually use IDEs or one. – Justin Dearing Oct 21 '10 at 15:58
  • @Justin I'd say one, then. Although, I've started using Sublime Text for a lot of editing that doesn't require VS. – Fosco Oct 21 '10 at 16:08

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