It costs a lot of memory and it takes some time to index project files! every time you start the application you have to wait for indexing it depends on the hugeness of your project.
PhpStorm vs. Xcode , which is better?
JetBrains PhpStorm is a commercial, cross-platform IDE for PHP built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform.
Xcode is an integrated development environment for macOS containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for developing software for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
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PhpStorm and Xcode Reviews
Simplicity, the way it's preventing errors and mistakes. Coding in Swift is very satisfying thanks to Xcode. You can use the Storyboards to build the front end interface. In this case everything is almost interface only, with drag and drop objects, and visual settings. I like this because it can really give the opportunity to beginners to develop apps so much easily than 100% programmatically. As an ex graphic designer this is very convenient and I am used to such an environment including UI design patterns.
It can get pretty memory intensive, but that's a lot of the IntelliJ IDEs. Indexing files can also take some time as well.
PHPStorm is pretty slow to start up, but again, in my experience that's a lot of the IntelliJ IDEs.
Not the program itself but sometimes there are too many Objective C in Swift. Sometimes the errors are appearing way too fast. I don't even have the time to finish the lines of code I was writing that Xcode is already complaining and showing red errors. It can be a bit disturbing at first, but we are used to it.
It offers code inspections, which can help you identify issues with your code, which can be helpful narrowing down the semicolon or comma you might have forgot to put in. It also checks your HTML and CSS. It allows you to connect to a remote host, pulling the files directly from your server to the IDE and putting your edited files directly on to the server.
The best thing about xcode is that it's created by Apple and the ease of creating ios apps, for both iPhone and iPad, is very large. You can not only create the app, but also manage the UI, prepare the app for testing, upload to production...
The debugging tool is the best I have used, the use of breakpoints, memory and power management is very good and helps the developer a lot.
I love that there is an emulator with all iPhone and iPad devices to test all screen sizes. Also, one of my favorite features (included not long ago) is the ability to launch the app on your iPhone without having to connect it to your Mac.
I'm using PhpStorm for more than 18 months!! it's my favorite PHP IDE ever!
It provides the most tools the developer may need for development! Database browser, Remote host browser, and all customizations amazing integrity and compatibility with most components and technologies.
I like the kaymap and new features for the keyboard! like multiple lines selection
You don't have to worry about missing features or tools! because thousands of plugins is available in the repository
Difference and similar
PhpStorm$ 199.00. /1st year
Xcode$99 or $299 per year
PhpStormMay 9, 2018
XcodeMay 10, 2018
- Microsoft Windows
PhpStorm2 GB RAM minimum
XcodeAt least 4 GB of RAM
PhpStorm1024x768 minimum screen resolution
Hard disk space
PhpStormMinimum space: 400 Mb