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Better readability with PhpStorm’s improved syntax coloring

When we introduced Darcula with PhpStorm 6, we wanted to provide a dark look and feel which feels natural to a lot of developers (read an interview with the creator of Darcula). One of the advantages Darcula provides is that … Continue reading

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Language Injection in PhpStorm

In almost every project, we have a moment where we want to make use of language injection: embedding a small island of a different programming language in our code, typically embedded in a string. Consider embedding an HTML fragment in … Continue reading

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Working with TODO in PhpStorm

When working on a project, it’s often needed to create a list of tasks for yourself or your team mates. While usually these tasks are described in an issue tracker like YouTrack, some tasks are either too small or too … Continue reading

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Working with Windows Azure SQL Database in PhpStorm

PhpStorm provides us the possibility to connect to Windows Azure SQL Database right from within the IDE. In this post, we’ll explore several options that are available for working with Windows Azure SQL Database (or database systems like SQL Server, … Continue reading

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Change signature refactoring in PhpStorm

A very powerful refactoring is the Change signature refactoring in PhpStorm. It enables us to modify a function signature in many ways: we can change the function name, change its visibility, add, remove and reorder parameters as well as rename … Continue reading

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Folding for imports in PhpStorm 6.0

In PhpStorm 6, we’ve introduced code folding for imports. Any list of imports will now be folded into a single line. This greatly reduced clutter in your editor when having a lot of imports!

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New in 4.0: Custom code folding regions

This long-awaited feature gives you a possibility to define your own code-folding regions with special line comments.

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EAP build 94.430

  Beta release is coming soon so we plan to release EAP builds weekly to make feedback turnaround more rapid. Expect lots on new features in each build. This one brings you: PHP formatter live preview for all options. Pay … Continue reading

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Do not bother saving files anymore

I guess pressing Ctl+S every 20 seconds is not just my muscular habit. But once I started using IntelliJ IDEA and now Web IDE, this habit vanishes. Files you are editing in Web IDE are instantly saved to disk when … Continue reading

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