Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

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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AngularJS support in PhpStorm

Love AngularJS for building web application front-ends? PhpStorm makes working with AngularJS as easy and fun as working with any other language that is supported by the IDE! The only thing we have to do for having autocompletion, quick documentation, … Continue reading

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PhpStorm gets Bower support

A good developer is a lazy developer, right? Thanks to PhpStorm and WebStorm sharing the IntelliJ IDEA platform, we had an easier job integrating support for Bower from our colleagues! Bower is a package manager for the web, which allows us … Continue reading

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PHPUnit 4 in PhpStorm 8 EAP

A couple of months ago, PHPUnit 4.0 was released (as well as 4.1 a few days ago). This latest incarnation of the popular unit testing framework for PHP adds a couple of new features and bugfixes. In this blog post, we’ll … Continue reading

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