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5 best code editors and IDE for laravel

Presenting the List of 5 best Laravel IDE &code editors.

A good Laravel IDE can easily configure the working environment which leads to better productivity.

The configuration suggested by a good IDE can help you avoid mistakes and save time in typing, running and debugging your code.

1. sublime text

One of the most popular text editors used for coding is Sublime Text. Sublime has many features that make coding fun, and with plugins, we can add in Laravel-specific features to help with our app.

Sublime Text is a popular code editor that is very extensible and makes writing code effortless. An evaluation version can be downloaded from

We also need to have the Package Control package installed and enabled in Sublime, and that can be found at

How to setup for laravel

  • Choose Install Package:

Search for laravel to see the listing. Choose Laravel Snippets and let it install. After it’s complete, choose Laravel-Blade and install it.

The Laravel snippets in Sublime Text is greatly simplified writing common code, and it includes pretty much everything we’ll need for application development. For example, when creating a route, simply start typing Route and a list will pop up allowing us to choose which route we want, which then automatically completes the rest of the code we need.

Installing the Laravel-Blade package is helpful if we use the Blade template system that comes with Laravel. It recognizes Blade code in the files and will automatically highlight the syntax.

2. Atom

Developed by GitHub, the highly customizable environment and ease of installation of new packages have turned Atom into the IDE of choice for a lot of people.

Atom has Very nice git integration, it has tons of plugins, it is open source and resource usage is medium compared to PHP storm

atom makes laravel coding easier just by installing a plugin. you can find and download the plugin from here

This plugin will Add Laravel snippets

  • Laravel snippets
  • Helpers snippets

3. Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a free IDE built for developing and debugging web applications.  it has integrated Git control & terminal with modern UI.

It has a very large plugin system that probably rivals the Sublime quality and surpasses it for web language.

Vs code’s IntelliSense allows Visual Studio Code to provide you with useful hints and auto-completion features while you code.

4. PhpStorm

PhpStorm is perfect for working with Laravel, Symfony, Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, Magento, Joomla!, CakePHP, Yii, and other frameworks.

The editor actually ‘gets’ your code and deeply understands its structure, supporting all PHP language features for modern and legacy projects. It provides the best code completion, refactorings, on-the-fly error prevention, and more.

All the features of WebStorm are included in PhpStorm, and full-fledged support for PHP and Databases/SQL support are added on top.

5. Codelobster

Codelobster PHP Edition streamlines and simplifies the PHP development process. You don’t need to keep in mind the names of functions, arguments, tags or their attributes — they’ve implemented all these for you with autocomplete features for PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and even CSS. And you can always get necessary help information by pressing F1 or using the special Help control

How to setup for laravel

Laravel Plug-in is a part of Codelobster PHP Edition – Professional version Laravel plug-in turns a Laravel editor into a full-fledged Laravel IDE! For working with Laravel PHP framework Laravel plug-in has the following abilities

  • Autocomplete for class methods after @
  • Autocomplete for Facades Highlighting for Blade templating engine
  • Autocomplete for Blade directives
  • but it will cost you $98 to use these features


Maybe your favorite Laravel IDE or editor is not listed here and you do not want to switch from your favorite code editor now, but Picking an IDE for greatest efficiency and experience ought to be the main need to any programmer out there.

Deven Rathore

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