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πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯ My Favorite Packages on Atom editor for PHP Development

Hello guys, this is my first post on and today, I'll be sharing with you the list of packages, how to install them on your atom text editor giving it a new look and making your coding moment more fascinating and enjoyable.


1. Atom-beautify 😍

Guess what it's one of its kind. Wait are you worried about indentations? πŸ˜₯ this will save you and make your codes more clean and organized.

to install, press ctrl + alt + T this will open your terminal on ubuntu and probably on Mac Os too, then type or copy the following command apm install atom-beautify to the terminal

2. linter πŸ‘Œ

This provide you with option to view errors in your codes without stress. To install, copy or type apm install linter.

Note You might want to install specific linter for different work and languages you're using

3. Autocomplete-paths

Just as it sounds, it'll autocomplete the missing path. I love this package with my πŸ’• heart and I can't live without it. funny! 😁

By now, you should know how to install this package apm install autocomplete-paths so simple right??😘

Let's test this out by typing fun (function) and we see this

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Hold on, now press enter. You should see the autocomplete working now.

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4. File-icons

File icons is a lovely package every atom user must have (sorry not a must but choice)

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5. php-cs-fixer

No 1 package. I can't explain why I kept it as the 5th. This is PHP Coding Standards Fixer.

The installation is quiet different from the rest of the package. We need to meet the requirement by making the package available on our path. Sorry for the long story

The following steps will solve it.

  1. Navigate to your terminal
  2. Check if composer is installed by executing composer -v. This will check the version of composer. However, you can follow this link to install composer

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You should see the above output if composer is installed

  1. Next, copy and paste $ composer global require friendsofphp/php-cs-fixer to your terminal

  2. Lastly, copy $ export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.composer/vendor/bin"



With figlet, you can convert a selection into ascii-art which is sometimes useful when documentin g.


Must have for every Laravel developer



Something missing? leave a comment, I can't wait to see other amazing packages

Top comments (1)

corsari profile image

Looks a fantastic list ... but I'm on windows ... :-) ... is there an extension manager on atom?
Thank you