Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

PHP Annotated Monthly – September 2014

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

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Language Injections Enhancements in PhpStorm 8

In many codebases, small islands of different programming languages are being used in code, for example chunks of JavaScript written in a PHP string, or portions of HTML in a JavaScript variable, or database queries inside a string. With PhpStorm 8, we’ve … Continue reading

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PHP 5.6 support in PhpStorm 8

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

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Running PHPUnit tests over SSH on Vagrant with PhpStorm 8

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

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PHP Mess Detector in PhpStorm

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

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New Live Console in JavaScript and Node.js debugger

Some features are so (seamingly) simple yet so powerful. One of them is the new Live Console in the PhpStorm JavaScript and Node.js debugger. While debugging JavaScript, we can use the Console tab to execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the execution context. … Continue reading

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Debugging PHP and JavaScript code at the same time

When developing PHP applications for the web, chances are we’re also using a good amount of JavaScript with it. Using PhpStorm, we can debug the PHP code running on the server and inspect what is happening while it’s running. We … Continue reading

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Announcing Grunt support in PhpStorm 8 EAP

We are pleased to announce Grunt support in PhpStorm 8 EAP! If you’re new to Grunt, it is a JavaScript Task Runner, much like Phing is for PHP, which can automate a lot of tasks in our development workflow. Grunt … Continue reading

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Using PHP Code Sniffer in PhpStorm

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

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Tracing, debugging and profiling JavaScript code with spy-js in PhpStorm

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

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