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Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw
Here at JetBrains, we strive to help PHP developers with excellent tools like PhpStorm that improve our code and workflow. But there’s more to developing PHP applications than that: learning from others and keeping up with what’s going on out there … Continue reading
PhpStorm 8 comes with PHP 5.6 support. With this latest PHP version released end of August, we don’t want to keep you from using new language features like exponentiation via **, use function and use const, constant expressions, variadic functions, argument … Continue reading
More and more PHP developers are shifting to a workflow where they use PhpStorm on their local machine and run and debug their PHP applications on a remote server or Vagrant machine. Which is great! Every project we’re working on … Continue reading
PhpStorm comes with many inspections that help us analyze and improve the quality of our codebase. By using PHP Mess Detector (PHPMD), we can enable many additional code quality checks on our codebase: it can detect possible bugs, suboptimal code, … Continue reading
Team members may have different backgrounds and code style preferences. In code bases where no formal code style is used, it can become obvious who wrote which code because of different styles being used. Having to work on such code … Continue reading
Forget about the NSA: PhpStorm 8 EAP comes with spy-js, our own secret service that allows tracing our code without console.log, debugging it without breakpoints and profiling it without any specialized tools. All while running our web app (and even … Continue reading