Category Archives: Cool Feature

Webinar recording – What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1

The recording of our April 18th webinar, What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1 with Gary Hockin, is available on JetBrains YouTube channel.

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Group Use Statements in PhpStorm 2016.1

For the recent 2016.1 release, a lot of work was done to improve the group use functionality that landed in PHP 7.

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Changes to Remote Connection Keep-Alive in PhpStorm 2016.1

PhpStorm has always had great features that helped you to manage code and databases that are hosted on remote servers. These features have been improved in PhpStorm 2016.1 as you can now keep these remote connections alive.

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“Make Static” Refactoring Tool in PhpStorm 11

When refactoring, sometimes you wish to change your methods to be static, while this isn’t the best practice in the world, it’s possible you’ll be in a position where pragmatism will take priority over great design. If you are 100% … Continue reading

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Project-Specific Interpreter Configuration in PhpStorm 11

Up until now, we’ve only been able to configure interpreters globally within PhpStorm. This has made configuring project-specific PHP interpreters impossible, and has left the configuration feeling cluttered as configurations for all projects appeared everywhere. PhpStorm 11, however, introduces project … Continue reading

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Rerun Failed PHPUnit Tests in PhpStorm 11

When you have failed PHPUnit tests to fix, it can be painful to have to rerun your whole test suite just to see if a change has fixed that broken test. In PhpStorm 11  you can now rerun only failed … Continue reading

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PHP Annotated Monthly – February 2016

As February rolls around, and the cold weather really hits home, welcome to another PHP Annotated Monthly for February 2016. This month has been compiled by epic conference attendee and PhpStorm Developer Advocate Gary Hockin.

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PhpStorm 11 EAP 144.3891

PhpStorm 11 EAP 144.3891 is available for download. From the PHP side, this build delivers: Make static refactoring Keep-Alive for Remote Interpreters Keep-Alive for PHPCS/PHPMD Improved configuration of mappings for Remote Interpreters and other bug fixes and improvements (see full list in our … Continue reading

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Debugging from the REST API Client in PhpStorm 11

New in PhpStorm 11, you can now step-debug your REST API right from within the REST API test tool, without ever leaving your IDE. It’s live in the current EAP and planned for release in Q2 2016.

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Managing Copyright Notices in PhpStorm

Code repositories often have copyright notices in multiple places, and in some cases every file may have a copyright notice you want to update. PhpStorm now includes the Update Copyright… tool, which allows you to manage the copyright notices in single … Continue reading

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