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Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw
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
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
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