What's the best IDE for web development?

115 votes

Microsoft Visual Studio Code 30%

IntelliJ 24%

Sublime 14%

Bracket 8%

PhpStorm 7%

Atom 5%

Eclipse 4%

Komodo 3%

Dreamweaver 3%

Aptana 1%

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Discussion

72 Comments
  • Mino
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    7 months ago

    Highly featured, zippy, stable

  • Skull666
    Sublime
    7 months ago

    Simple, light-weight and supports a ton of languages and plugins

  • ArnavVarshney
    7 months ago

    The best ide ever. Intelligent prediction and code completion. Also has a nice debug feature!

  • xipelaz
    Sublime
    7 months ago

    fucking fast

  • spackle0
    Sublime
    7 months ago

    Simple. Extendible. Free.

  • spackle0
    Sublime
    7 months ago

    A bit more stable than Sublime, I've found but more complicated settings.

  • sunandom
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    7 months ago

    Interactive and dynamic Web development. Best debugging in the world

  • rahul
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    7 months ago

    tunak tunak tun tara ra

  • nong23198
    Sublime
    7 months ago

    Fast, beautiful, pluginable, and isn't a browser tab pretending to be a program.

  • lala
    Sublime
    7 months ago

    just works fast n reliable

  • BillyBo
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    7 months ago

    Microsoft is getting legit again

  • kek
    Sublime
    7 months ago

    Because it's sublime. Nothing more to add

  • SumGirl
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    7 months ago

    Debugging, Feature rich, Stable, Intellisense, Extensible.

  • soupflies
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    7 months ago

    Very handy features built it, tons of extensions, simple expansion with snippets

  • kirano9
    Bracket
    7 months ago

    Simple, Easy and getting better all the time!

  • jgammel
    IntelliJ
    7 months ago

    Premium. Excellent Support. Additional products such as DataGrip available, cutting edge technology. Kotlin programming, unique and extremely extensible. Beautiful design and layout. Overall runtime capabilities, and automatically compile resources, modules and libraries.

  • jgammel
    IntelliJ
    7 months ago

    this would be my second option. I am really surprised to see the overall responses in this blog. I would think that eclipse would be one of the top favorite IDE. This would be a second favorite of mine, not necessary for the appearance and features. This is the most popular IDE in the enterprise industry, if you have ability and knowledge to use it, I believe a person is much more successful when starting in a new job position with a new development team. In addition, most of the tutorials and blogs out in the world today, most of them are working within eclipse ide, which brings me to my next reason, Support and resources. Eclipse has so many different resources, to learn the ide and well as develop just about any type of application within the ide. There are a variety of frameworks and sdk that include eclipse marketplace plugins. Just about ever framework or library has the ability to be supported in eclipse. Eclipse is also open source. It is an easy ide to use as a beginning developer. I do feel there is a struggle when developing EE application that have large code repositories, especially when building with Apache Maven. The ide tends to run very slow, builds often and when installing marketplace plugins, this too has a very slow response to it. Also when developing complex applications, the ide is not quite as smart as other competitors in the industry. Most of the time when running an application, I have to manually set up the compile, build and deploy in order for the ide to pick up my configurations, whereas in IntelliJ - JetBrains, the software is very smart and upon importing an application into the ide, it will automatically compile, build and prepare to deploy upon the click of a button.

  • eric_theman
    6 months ago

  • RyanR
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    6 months ago

    It automatically detects merge conflicts! Also has great extensions!

  • asdfadsf
    6 months ago

    cleanest and most extensible editor

  • devashishkatoriya
    6 months ago

    Very intelligent and smart IDE

  • Soooooooo
    Aptana
    6 months ago

    Has some cool core features that have a slick design and cool integrated debugger.

  • esteban
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    6 months ago

    it has debugger integrated, integrated terminal, workspaces (that work), tons of extensions, built in awesome support for JavaScript, TypeScript, Emmet, CSS and SASS, you can code in JS or in rust here, totally rocks

  • Elver
    Eclipse
    6 months ago

    Porque es la verga

  • Elca Bezon
    Eclipse
    6 months ago

    #WeLoveEclipse

  • cebollita
    Eclipse
    6 months ago

    Es la mera vena en cuanto a IDEs

  • Aquiles Vaesta
    6 months ago

    Eclipse es el mejor IDE quien dijo que Visual es porque no es programador, #VisualSucks

  • gaosixin
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    6 months ago

    the best IDE over the whole universe

  • Dan
    IntelliJ
    6 months ago

    best IDE

  • xnd
    IntelliJ
    6 months ago

    IntelliJ IDEA is the most complete, up to date with newest features, frameworks support and with great UX!

  • bestdev
    IntelliJ
    6 months ago

    tried all IDEs/editors. IDEs by JetBrains are the best!

  • deeksha04
    6 months ago

    very use friendly most important open source

  • armendshala
    IntelliJ
    6 months ago

    It has all the things.

  • gugliyanikhilesh
    6 months ago

    Fast, Easy, Powerful

  • eswr
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    6 months ago

    good ecosystem n plugins like for docker, git etc

  • Pelin_li
    IntelliJ
    6 months ago

    Cool

  • jkjkjk
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    6 months ago

    Easy to operate.

  • jairamjavv
    IntelliJ
    5 months ago

    Sophisticated, More extensions and well management of code.

  • alxhghs
    IntelliJ
    5 months ago

    Excellent functionality out of the box

  • manu
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    5 months ago

    It's lightweight, I like the theme and all plugins available plus Microsoft support

  • none
    IntelliJ
    5 months ago

    why not

  • inno
    IntelliJ
    5 months ago

    More features, and just overall generally more intuitive to use from web development, java etc.

  • Nithin
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    5 months ago

    Its awesome

  • tjpools
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    5 months ago

    Solid tools, comprehensive,

  • pradhanmanva@gmail.com
    5 months ago

    It had 100% tools for Java and JavaEE. You can do Python, PhP, Javascript and other language in the same IDE.

  • DezE
    IntelliJ
    5 months ago

    I really enjoy using it as my web IDE. Used to have a lot of trouble with memory, but now I use it for every web project,

  • slechta
    IntelliJ
    4 months ago

    For Java it is the most stable and simple to use IDE - gradle and maven project run out of the box.

  • ASDFGHJ
    Dreamweaver
    4 months ago

    ASDFGHJKK

  • Brice
    IntelliJ
    4 months ago

    Rich useful developer tooling. Products keeping pace with today's technology. Multi language. If using all the tools of the ultimate edition then the price brings me a better value than free tools.

  • minu
    Sublime
    3 months ago

    fast boot up no lag extendability neat interface

  • salluum
    IntelliJ
    3 months ago

    it's easiest to use.

  • kaushik3993
    3 months ago

    The atom's integration of packages, any package, is seamless. Installation of packages is also very easy and intuitive and so are the UI and UX. Atom persuades me to try Electron framework for UI development.

  • dumb
    3 months ago

    this seems to ancient survey, where's VScode in list?

  • clod
    3 months ago

    I would like to recommend CodeLobster IDE - http://www.codelobster.com

  • NogDog
    NogDog
    Komodo
    3 months ago

    As far as free editors go, I like Komodo Edit. Komodo IDE has more features and is not free, but Edit is a very nice code editor that supports many code languages for syntax checking and highlighting.

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  • chocnut
    chocnut
    Komodo
    3 months ago

    I would also go for Komodo Edit, it is straight text based

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  • designersX
    designersX
    Dreamweaver
    3 months ago

    Dreamweaver is a good IDE for Web Develpment. It has features to add its own bits of code to make things. I use Komodo Edit, but there are others out there. Its a good and based of straight text. I get into my wordpress account from that, (or access any ftp) and a make edit and update the files live from that. You can get your desire framework and theme to easy set the css.

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  • dinocajic
    PhpStorm
    3 months ago

    I favor all of the JetBrains products...for PHP and Java development mostly.

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  • huwad
    Atom
    3 months ago

    I'm using Atom text editor.. the best for me so far

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  • vrinsofttech
    3 months ago

    very fast, good for front-end development, but also PHP

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  • vrinsofttech
    3 months ago

    nice software, good for front-end, CSS

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  • vrinsofttech
    PhpStorm
    3 months ago

    robust IDE, excellent to back-end development

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  • MikZeR
    Bracket
    3 months ago

    For HTML, CSS and JavaScript I would recommend Brackets

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  • MikZeR
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    3 months ago

    I'm personally a .NET C# webdeveloper and I use Visual Studio

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  • devworkout
    PhpStorm
    3 months ago

    Definitely PHPStorm with VIM more enabled. And you can have it for free if you manage to get ISIC

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  • connorjshea
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    3 months ago

    Switching from Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code today. Took me a while, but I really want to go with an open source editor and everyone keeps raving about it.

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  • domi91c
    3 months ago

    IntelliJ with plugins for PHP, Ruby or whatever else you’re using on the backend, along with the Node and JS plug-ins. I use IDEAVim as well. And the material theme plugin looks great.

  • miry
    IntelliJ
    2 months ago

    I use everyday Rubymine for Rails, Golang, Terraform projects.

  • Dev
    a month ago

    Open source and Good

  • Shantagouda
    a month ago

    Best

  • Beatzball
    Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    a month ago

    VS Code is probably one of, if not, the best IDE for those used to working in Vim. The language support is amazing, and the intellisense keeps improving release after release. I have never been impressed with Microsoft technology until seeing this

  • kokoro
    20 days ago

    i tried all this IDEs and i found that VS code is the best one ever

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