Awesome development tools for PHP 2023

Awesome development tools for PHP 2023


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Hi guys,

Time flies, PHP is still being used and popular in the world ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Getting started and working with PHP is totally awesome nowadays, we have plenty of tools to skyrocket your development experience (DX).

Let's check them out ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • PHPStorm (my go-to IDE)

  • Visual Studio Code (has plenty of PHP plugins)

๐Ÿš€ Laravel Herd

A super tool to install & switch PHP versions, nginx included ๐Ÿ˜Ž

The pain of managing the PHP version is no more.

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๐Ÿ”‹ DBNgin

Get your desired database up and running in no time. Including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis ๐Ÿฅฐ

Home page:

โœ‰๏ธ MailTrap

A simple Email service to help us test the email content, recipients,...

No installation is required, we only need to sign up, get the SMTP credentials, and rock your development ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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๐Ÿ’ผ TablePlus

An elegant database management tool, super easy to use, has super high UX, and multiple helpers as well.

We can use it free but limited to 2 tabs. However, the premium version is great and worth the investment.

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(Optional) ๐ŸŒน DevToolz

An opinionated development toolz made for developers.

I crafted from my experience. Super useful in your development process.

I hope you'll like it, free to use & open-sourced:

There will be more tools to come, stays tuned โค๏ธ!


Well, those are the basic tools that you'll need to install & use to achieve the best DX.

Those are the tools I am using every day, and totally satisfied โญ๏ธ

Have fun coding ๐Ÿ˜‰!