Category Archives: Cool Feature

JetBrains & shortcutFoo PhpStorm/WebStorm hotkeys tournament

JetBrains and shortcutFoo have come together to sponsor this month’s PhpStorm/WebStorm hotkeys Tournament. Prove your knowledge of all the nifty hotkeys in WebStorm and PhpStorm and win a prize! Enter tournament now! ShortcutFoo was created by programmers for programmers in … Continue reading

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Smart Backspace in PhpStorm 8

PhpStorm 8 brings smarter Backspace key behavior: it doesn’t just remove indents and white spaces, but does so according to your code style settings. This new setting called Smart Backspace Indent makes editing code much more convenient. Feel free to slam it repeatedly and … Continue reading

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JetBrains & Zend technology partnership brings integration between PhpStorm and Zend Server

Today we are glad to announce that Zend and JetBrains team up to integrate PhpStorm and Zend Server, bringing in-context visibility and insight to developers with the help of both tools. Zend Server is an integrated platform for mobile and … Continue reading

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Language Injections Enhancements in PhpStorm 8

In many codebases, small islands of different programming languages are being used in code, for example chunks of JavaScript written in a PHP string, or portions of HTML in a JavaScript variable, or database queries inside a string. With PhpStorm 8, we’ve … Continue reading

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Quick edits with PhpStorm 8: Working with single files without a project & built-in Scratch plugin

Quick changes to a single file (like a configuration file or just some non-project file) require quick solutions, and creating a full PhpStorm project seems like overkill to change a line or two. The same applies to creating quick drafts. … Continue reading

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PHP 5.6 support in PhpStorm 8

PhpStorm 8 comes with PHP 5.6 support. With this latest PHP version released end of August, we don’t want to keep you from using new language features like exponentiation via **, use function and use const, constant expressions, variadic functions, argument … Continue reading

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Symfony Development using PhpStorm

For more than a year developers working on projects built with Symfony2 framework have enjoyed dedicated Symfony2 Open Source plugin maintained by Daniel Espendiller. With over 730,000 downloads to date, this plugin enhances PhpStorm’s advanced features, adding many Symfony2-specific features using … Continue reading

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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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