I've been writing PHP for 3 years or more now and I thought it would be great to share how I do it.
I mainly use PHPStorm or sometimes VSCode when I need to check a snippet in another project
Here's a screenshot of my PHPstorm IDE
I'm a dark themes fan and I also like skulls art 😉
My terminal of choice is iTerm2. I'm using the Z shell and Oh My Zsh.
The color scheme used is a slightly modified version of Solarized Dark. I'm using several hands crafted aliases and functions.
I love to use the latest version of the MacOS and even signed up for the beta program to receive beta updates ( I get a hell of bugs and glitches sometimes though but meeh)
To run my PHP projects locally I use Laravel Valet
PHPmyAdmin and SequelPro for SQL database management
Gitkraken to manage my GIT Repos ( i don't like writing git commands)
Sometimes I want to stream movies or watch a tutorial while coding so I use Helium Browser, it can float anywhere in your windows.
POSTMAN to test API calls
Blisk Browser to test my websites across all screens one time
I love the 1995 keyboard kinda sound while typing so I installed Tickeys
I love to document and plan my projects before I start them so I use Trello to do that ( a project management tool)
I do a lot of copy and paste and sometimes I wish to go back to what I've copied e.g yesterday or a month ago I use Paste for that ( a clipboard manager)
Sometimes I exceed my 8GB ram on my laptop and my cooling fan makes a very loud noise, so for me to monitor my ram usage and avoid the noise I installed RunCat ( The cat runs at the speed according to the CPU usage of your Mac.)
These are the main tools I use daily though for now, if I come across any better ones or ones not listed here I will update this thread.
What do you think?