Category Archives: Cool Feature

PhpStorm’s Symfony2-specific features for Drupal 8

Drupal v8 and later is based on a number of Symfony2 framework components. There is a Drupal plugin built into PhpStorm with Drupal 8 general support (hooks, drush, etc.), but PhpStorm has excellent support for Symfony2 framework as well through its … Continue reading

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Blade Template Engine Support in PhpStorm 8 EAP

Beginning with PhpStorm 8 EAP 138.1505, the IDE provides complete support for Laravel’s Blade template engine. Support for Blade templates includes highlighting, completion, navigation, find usages, inspections, folding, custom directives, and more. In this blog post we’ll overview all the … Continue reading

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Using Behat in PhpStorm

Behat is a BDD (behavior driven development) framework for PHP. With BDD, you write human-readable stories that describe the behavior of your application. These stories can then be auto-tested against your application. In this blog post we’ll look into how … Continue reading

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Running PHPUnit tests over SSH on Vagrant with PhpStorm 8

More and more PHP developers are shifting to a workflow where they use PhpStorm on their local machine and run and debug their PHP applications on a remote server or Vagrant machine. Which is great! Every project we’re working on … Continue reading

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PHP Mess Detector in PhpStorm

PhpStorm comes with many inspections that help us analyze and improve the quality of our codebase. By using PHP Mess Detector (PHPMD), we can enable many additional code quality checks on our codebase: it can detect possible bugs, suboptimal code, … Continue reading

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New Live Console in JavaScript and Node.js debugger

Some features are so (seamingly) simple yet so powerful. One of them is the new Live Console in the PhpStorm JavaScript and Node.js debugger. While debugging JavaScript, we can use the Console tab to execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the execution context. … Continue reading

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Debugging PHP and JavaScript code at the same time

When developing PHP applications for the web, chances are we’re also using a good amount of JavaScript with it. Using PhpStorm, we can debug the PHP code running on the server and inspect what is happening while it’s running. We … Continue reading

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Announcing Grunt support in PhpStorm 8 EAP

We are pleased to announce Grunt support in PhpStorm 8 EAP! If you’re new to Grunt, it is a JavaScript Task Runner, much like Phing is for PHP, which can automate a lot of tasks in our development workflow. Grunt … Continue reading

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Using PHP Code Sniffer in PhpStorm

Team members may have different backgrounds and code style preferences. In code bases where no formal code style is used, it can become obvious who wrote which code because of different styles being used. Having to work on such code … Continue reading

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New and Changed Formatting Options in PhpStorm 8

We continue to make improvements and add features to the PHP formatting engine based on your requests. Below is an overview of the new options and changes already included in PhpStorm 8 EAP.

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