Please note that this public roadmap is not a final list of features that you’ll see in PhpStorm 9.5. It’s quite flexible and there might be changes at any time. Furthermore, all the improvements to various existing features are not included into roadmap.
With this release we are going to put an extra effort into refining existing functionality useful for most of PHP developers.
The highlights of the roadmap include:
Full PHP 7 support
PHP REPL (read–eval–print loop, interactive console for PHP)
Make static refactoring
Type inference improvements
Structural Search & Replace scenarios for PHP – basically an ability to easily define custom inspection rules
@method annotation improvements
Support for @inheritdoc in quick method doc
Tools & Environment
Composer via Remote PHP Interpreters
PHPUnit running system rework
Code formatter improvements
New UI for running tests
OS X and Java Version (the installer doesn’t require Java 6 anymore, the Switch IDE Boot JDK action)
True HiDPI Support for Windows and Linux
Indication for Running Configurations
Version Control: Editing Code in Diff Viewer
Find in Path: Preview Pane
Database Tools: New Data Sources and Drivers Dialog
We are also experimenting on:
Zend Framework 2 support
Data flow analysis
Array element type tracking
Duplicates detection for extract method
Stubs versioning (so that stubs correspond to selected language level)
Docker integration: image/container management and deployment tools
Plugin & new features discoverability
The roadmap is preliminary and will be revised during the upcoming months. The updated development roadmap is always available here.
As usual, PhpStorm 9.5 will include all the features and changes from IntelliJ platform and web part. We’ll also invest a significant amount of time and efforts in performance and fixing bugs in all subsystems.
We’ll be happy to hear your comments, ideas and suggestions here or on our issue tracker, where you can vote for issues or submit a feature request.
We are glad to announce the start of Early Access Program for PhpStorm 9.5. A fresh build 142.4289 is available for download and we are waiting for your feedback in the Issue Tracker.
This build includes a bunch of new features, bug fixes and improvements from the PHP, web and IntelliJ platform sides. The updated development roadmap for PhpStorm can be found here. PhpStorm 9.5 release is currently planned for Q4 2015.
From the PHP side, this build delivers:
PHP REPL (read–eval–print loop, interactive console for PHP);
Support for PHP7′s UTF-8 sequences in strings;
Support for file watchers has been added to deployment’s autouploading;
Improved replace quotes intention;
Debugging warning tooltip now allows to enable Break at first line option and navigate to the PHP | Servers;
WebStorm 11 EAP is available as well, and all its features are already included into this EAP build either out-of-the-box or with a free plugins available in the repository (read more in WebStorm blog). From the web side we are ready to deliver:
Encode HTML special symbols action;
Improvements in TypeScript support;
React.js support improvements;
JSX support improvements;
Debugging Webpack projects;
Running a single Mocha test;
Flame charts in Node.js CPU profiler;
Navigation to injected dependency definition in AngularJS 1.x and ngDoc;
Dart support enhancements;
Breadcrumbs in Stylus files;
Improvements in Meteor support.
And finally, IntelliJ platform side brings us many features including:
Preview for Find in path;
Improved HiDPI support for Windows and Linux;
New UI for unit testing;
Indication for Running Configurations;
Notable improvements in support for the RegEx case transformation syntax in Find and replace;
Version Control: Editing Code in Diff Viewer.
Download PhpStorm 9.5 EAP build 142.4289 for your platform from project EAP page and please report any bugs and feature request to our Issue Tracker.
This build includes a 30-day time-limited license. There is no patch updates available.
Remember to install .zip & .tar.gz versions into completely empty folder. Do not just unpack over previous version!
Please note that 9.5 builds use separate settings folder so either automatic or manual import of settings is necessary. 3rd party plugins may or may not be compatible with 142.x builds – please ping plugin authors in case of any problems. We gladly offer them our support.
Patch-update from the previous two stable versions (PhpStorm 9.0 and PhpStorm 9.0.1) is already available.
If the patch update is not offered as an option in the update dialog (which can be possible due to this bug), please try invoking Check for updates… a couple of more times. We’re sorry for inconvenience.
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