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Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw
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
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
From time to time we have to mix different programming languages in one file. If there is only one or two occurrences of these small, embedded language islands, using Language Injections is the way to go. But what if we … Continue reading
While PhpStorm comes with a lot of integrated utilities and tools, it is virtually impossible to include every tool out there in the IDE. A lesser-known feature in PhpStorm is support for running External Tools. With this feature we can … Continue reading
In web development, there are quite some options available to make writing CSS more concise and developer-friendly. There is Less, Sass, SCSS and more recently Stylus, all languages that sprinkle CSS with variables, mixins, operations and functions. And then there’s … Continue reading
Unit testing follows the mantra that “the same input always should generate the same output.” But what if some developers on a team have different PHP configurations, or maybe one uses Windows and the other one Mac OS X? Does … Continue reading
As you may know, PhpStorm has all the WebStorm features available either out of the box or with free plugins in the repository. Thanks to this, PhpStorm 7 comes with support for .mustache and .hbs files and provides syntax highlighting, … Continue reading