Friday, November 20, 2015

How to install PhpStorm IDE on Lubuntu

PhpStorm is a very famous IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for web developer that works well with php, javascript and html. PhpStorm also support most of the php framework such as laravel, zend, cakephp, and many more.

PhpStorm offer advanced features, such as easy debugging that's compatible with xdebug and zend debug, unit test with phpunit, fast and safe refactoring, etc. PhpStorm is probably one of the best IDE i ever use.

The bad thing is PhpStorm is not available as a free software, you have to pay the license if you want to use it, but before you buy for the license you can use it as trial for about one month.

So go ahead download PhpStorm 10 (or other version if you wish) from jetbrain website and try it on your lubuntu. PhpStorm is developed using java therefore you need to have JDK installed on your lubuntu, read my previous article if you want to install JDK on lubuntu.

PhpStorm minimum requirements
  • OpenJDK 7
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 1024 x768 screen resolution
  • GNOME or KDE desktop

How to install PhpStorm 10 on lubuntu 15.10
  • install openJDK 7 or 8 on your lubuntu

  • sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

    sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

  • download PhpStorm 10 for linux from jetbrain website
  • extract the PhpStorm package 

  • tar -zxvf PhpStorm-10.0.1.tar.gz

  • go to PhpStorm directory and navigate to bin directory

  • cd PhpStorm-143.382.38/bin/

  • run the

  • ./

  • follow the installation process
  • done, now you have PhpStorm on your lubuntu

PhpStorm is probably the best IDE for php, javascript and html, unfortunately it is not a free software, but i think if you have a lot of project in php and you are making money from it, it's worth to buy the license, if not then you could always use sublime text or other IDE that can be use without paying anything.

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