Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

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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PSR-0, PSR-4 and Source/Test Root support in PhpStorm 8 EAP

The latest PhpStorm 8 EAP brings support for PSR-0 and PSR-4 namespace roots. PhpStorm comes with a configurable convention which specifies that the project Source Root is also a root for the package and namespace. In other words: every directory created under the Source … Continue reading

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Deploying PHP Applications with PhpStorm

When developing PHP applications, chances are at one point we will be deploying them. During development we may want to deploy our application to a testing/staging server or a Vagrant box. And once release day is there we want to … Continue reading

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Working with Multiple Selection in PhpStorm 8 EAP

Earlier this week, we released the PhpStorm 8 EAP with a number of new features and improvements. We hear what you say on Twitter and on our issue tracker and that’s why we’re including your number one request: Multiple Selection. Let’s … Continue reading

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Hands-on PhpStorm Workshop Materials

Have you ever taken the time to sit down and explore PhpStorm? Now’s your chance! We’re publishing the materials we’ve developed for the PhpStorm workshop at the PHPBenelux conference! In these materials, you’ll learn about many of the features and … Continue reading

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Vagrant Improvements in latest PhpStorm Update

With PhpStorm 7, we introduced built-in support for working with Vagrant, a tool which helps to create reproducible development environments. These scripted virtual machines can then be shared using a simple script, instead of having to share a full-blown virtual … Continue reading

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