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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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Command Line Tools in PhpStorm

PhpStorm has had support for command line tools for a while. Using the command line tools, we can invoke commands right from our IDE! We can bring up the command line tool using the Tools | Run Command… menu or … Continue reading

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Working with UML class diagrams in PhpStorm

It can be really handy to have a schematical view of an application’s class hierarchy. PhpStorm lets us quickly examine our application structure by generating UML class diagrams. This can help us understand the codebase we’re working on and navigate … 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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Optimize Imports for PHP

Those of you who have already tried PhpStorm 6 might have noticed a lot of great additions to PHP imports support. In this post we would like to tell you about a long awaited feature: Optimize Imports for PHP.

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