Category Archives: Cool Feature

Improved Structure View in PhpStorm 9

PhpStorm 9 brings two new features to PHP structure view: custom regions and visibility filters for private and protected members. In this blog post we’ll show how those two work.

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Postfix Code Completion for PHP in PhpStorm 9 EAP

PhpStorm 9 brings postfix code completion for PHP, earlier introduced for Java in IntelliJ IDEA and for JavaScript in WebStorm. This new kind of code completion can help raise your productivity even more. Postfix code completion helps reduce backward caret … Continue reading

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Remote Edit in PhpStorm 9 EAP

One of the most demanded features in PhpStorm history is here! Individual files can now be opened directly from the remote host (such as FTP, SFTP or FTPS) and edited in the IDE, without adding/downloading them to the local project. … Continue reading

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Inline Debugging for PHP in PhpStorm 9 EAP

In PhpStorm 9 EAP builds you will find a new debugging feature called Inline Debugging for PHP. Inline debugging is useful because it lets you view variable values in the source code, right next to their usages. You don’t even … Continue reading

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Debugging with PhpStorm

To make the upcoming weekend even more enjoyable, we are glad to announce availability of Debugging with PhpStorm extended tutorials series which now covers all possible PHP debugging scenarios. In addition to our most-read zero-configuration web application debugging with Xdebug and PhpStorm, we’ve … Continue reading

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Working with composer.json in PhpStorm

What makes PHP great is the community that is building frameworks, libraries and nice tools. And more. This awesome community brought us Composer, a dependency manager for PHP which lets us install and update packages from Packagist.org and makes it easy to … Continue reading

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Laravel Development using PhpStorm

Lots of PHP developers create their applications using Laravel, a free, open source PHP web application framework. It is built on top of several Symfony components, and provides a development framework that makes common tasks such as authentication, routing, sessions … Continue reading

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Developing on Pantheon with PhpStorm

Where do we host our applications? How do we deploy them? Can we have different environments like development, staging and production? A possible answer to all those questions is Pantheon. It provides hosting, database, caching, version control, different environments, workflows for … Continue reading

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Database Language Injection Configuration

Many applications written in PHP are connecting to a database. After connecting to the database from within the IDE, we can use language injections in PhpStorm to write our database-oriented code. The editor provides us full language support for SQL queries … Continue reading

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Live Edit for Node.js in PhpStorm 8

Live Edit has been in PhpStorm for a while. It allows us to change HTML, CSS and JavaScript code in the IDE and see the changes in the browser immediately, without reloading. PhpStorm 8 expands on this by adding Live Edit … Continue reading

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