Webinar: What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1, April 18th

Join us Monday, April 18, 2016, at 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (check other zones) for the free webinar What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1 with Gary Hockin.


PhpStorm 2016.1, released on March 17, 2016, is the first update in the series of releases planned for 2016. During the webinar, Gary Hockin will overview new features and major improvements brought in this release:

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PhpStorm 2016.1.1 Update EAP 145.844

We are glad to announce the start of Early Access Program for PhpStorm 2016.1.1, which is an update for the recently released PhpStorm 2016.1. A fresh build 145.844 is available for download.

This build includes new features, bug fixes and improvements from the PHP, web and IntelliJ platform sides. From the PHP side, this build delivers:

  • Smart completion of function arguments
  • Joomla! initial support
  • Support of Overwrite/Merge/Skip All methods for conflicts resolution in deployment
  • Values for constants and namespaces for functions are shown in the completion list
  • New Blade tags support
  • and other bug fixes and improvements (see full list in our issue tracker).

Other changes from IntelliJ platform and web are also included, see complete release notes.

Download PhpStorm 2016.1.1 EAP build 145.844 for your platform from project EAP page and please report any bugs and feature request to our Issue Tracker.

If you’re subscribed to the EAP update channel, a patch-update from PhpStorm 2016.1 is  available.

Joomla! Support

To get an access to Joomla! support features you should install Joomla! Support plugin, which is available also from Settings-> Plugins. 

Initial Joomla! support currently includes:

  • {{JHTML::_($argument)}} support
  •  Ability to create Joomla extension as a new project with predefined stubs, that can be adjusted in Settings->File and Code Templates
  •  Joomla! code style that can be selected in Settings->Code Style->PHP->Set from..
  •  Joomla! is detected when you open a Joomla! module/plugin/extension or Joomla! root folder. You will be automatically suggested to adjust your include path and code style.

It’s just the beginning, and we have other ideas of what we’re going to support next. Also your feedback and suggestions are very welcome!

The Drive to Develop
-JetBrains PhpStorm Team

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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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Meet the PhpStorm Team at PHP Conferences in April – May 2016

The PhpStorm team is up for the April-May round of conferences and eager to meet you there! We’ll be visiting Lone Star PHP (April 7-9), WordCamp London (April 8-10), DrupalCon New Orleans (May 9-13), PHPDay Italy (May 13-14), and php[tek] (May 23-27).

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PHP Annotated Monthly – March 2016

php-annotated-monthlyAs winter rolls into Spring, it’s time for another roundup of all the interesting things in the PHP world, with PHP Annotated Monthly for March.

This month has been compiled by travelling shill and PhpStorm Developer Advocate Gary Hockin.

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PhpStorm 2016.1 is Released!

PhpStorm 2016.1, the next major release of our professional PHP IDE, is now available for download!

This is the first update in the series of releases planned for 2016, as indicated by the new version numbering. Along with new features, bugfixes and usability improvements, in this release we made a special focus on long-awaited improvements in support of PHP language, and development tools.

Read all about the new features and improvements on the PhpStorm website.


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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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PhpStorm 2016.1 RC1 is available along with new versioning

We are glad to announce that PhpStorm 2016.1 RC1 build 145.256 is available for download. If you want to learn all the details about the new features or to get yourself a copy to try right away, please visit our website.

Please see our issue tracker for the full list of PHP-related issues fixed and release notes.


In this build you will also notice that directory where IDE settings are stored was changed. Directory name was changed form WebIde to  PhpStorm2016.1,  during the first run you will be automatically suggested to migrate your settings to the new location.

For more information please look at the overview of all PhpStorm 2016.1 features and download the build from PhpStorm website. A patch update is already available from the previous EAP build (PhpStorm 11 EAP 145.184).

If you have any feedback to share with us, please do so in the forum, comments to this blog post, or the issue tracker, as the PhpStorm 2016.1 release is just around the corner!

Versioning Changes

Yesterday we introduced a new versioning scheme for all the products under the JetBrains Toolbox  which will follow the format


where yyyy represents the year, and r the release within that year.  New versioning is the next step in making process more transparent while having multiple releases per year. Read more about versioning changes in this blog post.

The Drive to Develop!
-JetBrains PhpStorm Team

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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% percent certain that you won’t need to mock something, then use the new Make Static refactoring tool in PhpStorm 11 to ruin your future self::‘s day.

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PhpStorm 11 Public Preview

It has been 3 months since PhpStorm 10 was released. Within these 3 months we were working hard to bring you even better development experience. We wanted to keep our promise and deliver more frequent updates, being focused on quality and bring you not only new features, but also long-awaited fixes and enhancements. We are proud of what we achieved within this period of time and happy to announce the public preview of PhpStorm 11, which is the first update in the series of the releases planned for 2016.


If you want to learn all the details about the new features or to get yourself a copy to try right away, please visit our website. Here are some notable highlights of this release:

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