Category Archives: Cool Feature

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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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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Built-in Server in WebStorm 6

Have you ever started writing an app only to realize that you need a simple local webserver? Never fear, WebStorm 6 is here! Simply open “http://localhost:63342/”, append your project name, and WebStorm will serve up your site for you!

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CoffeeScript Debugging with Sourcemaps in WebStorm 6 / PhpStorm 6

Sourcemaps help to solve the problems in the JavaScript ecosystem introduced with JS minification and transpiling from other languages (e.g., CoffeeScript and TypeScript): Sourcemaps allow you to navigate between minified JavaScript files and the original JavaScript files before they were … Continue reading

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Refactoring for classes in PhpStorm 6: Move Class

Moving code around is an essential part of application design and maintenance, but it may become a tedious task in modern code utilising namespaces and the PSR0 file layout convention. Move Class refactoring is a reliable tool that will remove … Continue reading

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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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Arrange your code automatically with PhpStorm (re)arranger

The easiest way to enhance code readability is to standardize its organization. For example, you can specify methods to be ordered after fields or keep dependent methods together. The good news is that starting with version 6, you can have … Continue reading

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