1. What are the list of useful magento2 development tools?

  2. What are the top phpstorm useful plugins for magento2 development?

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1) PHPStorm with XDebug:

PHPStorm is my favorite IDE. It is an advanced IDE for PHP developers.

Many developers still use only var_dump and die to debug the system. From my experience, these techniques are not powerful. They possibility will break the application.

Magento 2 is a huge system. We should try with XDebug. With XDebug, we can see how the system works, why the exception occurs.

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2) PHPStorm plugins for Magento 2 development:

There are some useful PHPStorm plugins. I used two free Plugins: Magento2 and MaGinto.

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There is a good paid Plugin: Magicento. You also can try.

  • thanks, How can i go or navigate deeper into core functionalities of magento from phpstorm Mar 30, 2017 at 11:54
  • We can use the blue buttons: imgur.com/a/3GJd4 Mar 30, 2017 at 13:14

Magicento help for development (printscreen).


for code standard, use PHPMD & PHPCS



I love PHP Inspections, probably the best plugin out there for PHPStorm.

Here are my top 5 plugins for PHPStorm:

  1. PHP Inspections (EA Extended)

  2. Framework Support Plugin (Symfony)

  3. Key Promoter X

  4. PHPUnit Enhancement

  5. JetBrains Toolbox App

I've made a video showing the possibilities of each plugin: https://youtu.be/h18-RtRqHZY

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