Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

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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File Watchers in PhpStorm

Imagine working on a file and running a command line tool in the background for every change made. “Why would I want that?” I hear you say. Wouldn’t it be great if the IDE could minify our JavaScript and CSS … Continue reading

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Drag-and-drop to Remote Hosts changes

We’ve already blogged about being able to connect to a remote server using the Remote Hosts tool window. We can drag-and-drop files and folders from our PhpStorm project to a remote FTP, FTPS, SFTP server or a local/network folder. The latest … Continue reading

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Profiling PHP applications with PhpStorm

That application we are building is way too slow. What gives? Did someone on our team commit code while partying? Are we making too many database calls? The only way to learn about the performance of our application code is … Continue reading

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Just-In-Time debugging and PHP Exception Breakpoints with PhpStorm and Xdebug

In every project comes a moment where code stabilizes and we don’t want to keep the debugger attached to our code all the time. Or maybe we just want to run our code and only attach the debugger when an … Continue reading

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