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
tar -zxvf PhpStorm-10.0.1.tar.gz