Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

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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Recording of PhpStorm 6 Webinar – More Tools to Develop Smarter, Not Harder

On Tuesday, March 26, we’ve held a free webinar where JetBrains Technical Evangelist for PHP and .NET Maarten Balliauw went through the most important features of the latest PhpStorm 6 release. The recording of this webinar can be found on … 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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Drag & Drop Project Files to Remote Hosts in PhpStorm

The Remote Host pane allows us to work directly on a remote server through FTP, FTPS, SFTP or a local/network folder. A lot of people asked us to add drag & drop to the Remote Host pane in PhpStorm. Good … 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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PHPUnit installation via Composer in PhpStorm

Since version 3.7, PHPUnit allows us to install the test runner and optional dependencies using Composer. With PhpStorm 6, this workflow is now supported from the IDE. Using both the bundled Composer support and PhpStorm’s unit testing support, we can … Continue reading

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Composer support in PhpStorm

One of the great things that happened in PHP world was the introduction of Composer, a dependency manager for PHP which allows us to specify dependencies for our project and have Composer install and update them for us. With PhpStorm … Continue reading

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Using the REST Client within PhpStorm and WebStorm

When building REST-based web APIs, it’s worth having a tool available to invoke them over HTTP. The current versions of WebStorm 6, PhpStorm 6, RubyMine 5.4 and PyCharm contain a bundled REST Client plugin which allows us to do just … Continue reading

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TypeScript Support in WebStorm 6

One of the evolutions in JavaScript development is the new TypeScript language, an open-source superset of JavaScript that allows us to write code in a typed language which compiles to JavaScript. At JеtВrаins wе wоrk tirеlеssly tо bring аbоut mоrе … Continue reading

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