Tag Archives: productivity

PhpStorm 7 Web Toolkit Series – Stylus and Compass Support

In web development, there are quite some options available to make writing CSS more concise and developer-friendly. There is Less, Sass, SCSS and more recently Stylus, all languages that sprinkle CSS with variables, mixins, operations and functions. And then there’s … Continue reading

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Database Tools and SQL Editor Changes in PhpStorm 7

Always switching between the IDE and a separate database client? There’s no need to juggle apps! Using the built-in Database Tools with PhpStorm, we can setup a database connection and start creating and editing tables, views, work with data, generate … Continue reading

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Updated Built-in REST Client in PhpStorm 7

Building a REST API? Need to test a call to a web application? Look no further! Earlier this year we bundled a REST client plugin with which we can test HTTP-based APIs right from within our IDE. Since then we’ve … Continue reading

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Creating a GitHub Pull Request from within PhpStorm

So you’ve worked on some code forked from GitHub and want to send it back to the original repository… Chances are you’ll be doing this using a Pull Request. These let us tell others about changes we’ve pushed to a … Continue reading

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Deploying Committed Changes to a Remote Server

Recently, we received the following question through Twitter: “What is the easiest way to deploy the changes of your last commit(s) to a remote project?” Let’s explore our options!

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Built-in Local Terminal in PhpStorm 7

We already have a built-in SSH terminal for PhpStorm 7 EAP. The latest drop adds a related feature: the Tools | Open Terminal… menu gives us access to an embedded Local Terminal!

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Installing and Configuring XAMPP / MAMP with PhpStorm

Developing for PHP can be done in several ways. Some like to install all components they want to work with themselves. Others prefer downloading and installing a full “LAMP” stack at once. The latter can be done using XAMPP (Windows, … Continue reading

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Zend Framework 2 Command Line Tool (ZFTool) Support

It has been possible to make use of command line tools for a while.  Using the Tools | Run Command… menu we can invoke commands right from our IDE! Some tools like Composer,  Symfony, Zend Framework 1 and Drush (with the … Continue reading

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Using the PhpStorm built-in SSH terminal and remote SSH external tools

We can already do a lot from within our IDE: develop our application, connect to database systems, work with source control, debug HTTP traffic and much, much more. With the PhpStorm 7 EAP, we are introducing even more integrations. How … Continue reading

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Debugging with Smart Step-into

While debugging PHP code, we may sometimes reach a line of code which calls several methods. When debugging these lines of code, the debugger typically allows us to use Step Into and leads us through all child functions and then … Continue reading

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