Tag Archives: productivity

New in 4.0: Smarter ordering of JavaScript completion options

We are getting a lot of reports and ideas from you about the ordering of JavaScript completion options. So in WebStorm 4.0 and PhpStorm 4.0 we made small but important improvements. More relevant suggestions now appear at the top of … Continue reading

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New in 3.0: More ‘Surround With’ actions for PHP

There are new ‘Surround With’ actions introduced in PhpStorm 3.0

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JavaScript unit testing support

If you’re a JavaScript developer, you probably know that the quality and correctness of your application are crucial. Well, consistency and regression testing just got a little less painful. Meet JsTestDriver plugin – an open-source project that was originally started at … Continue reading

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‘Extract Function/Method’ refactoring for PHP

Hello guys, We are working hard on new features for PhpStorm 2.1, and the ‘Extract Function/Method’ refactoring for PHP is one of them. This feature has been available since the first PhpStorm 2.1 EAP(106.444), and we are looking forward for … Continue reading

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Productivity hints: Writing assignments with ‘Introduce Variable’ refactoring

Hello guys, Recently after demoing the PhpStorm to users on a conference I discovered that our practice of writing assignments “backwards” via “Introduce variable” was really surprising to users… Lets discuss what exactly we are doing and why. How do … Continue reading

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How productive you are?

Even experienced users do not use the full functionality of their products. Sometimes they do not need it, but more often they simply don’t know about it. Of course there are lots of resources that can help you study the … Continue reading

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Increase your productivity with “Inline Variable” refactoring

Hello guys, PhpStorm 2.0 brings you several new refactorings including “Inline Variable”. This is the first refactoring from the ‘Inline…’ refactorings family. “Inline Variable” replaces a variable with its previously assigned value and could be considered as reverse to the … Continue reading

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Autopopup documentation feature

PhpStorm & WebStorm are capable of showing you documentation related to PHP class, JS element or HTML tag just by pressing Ctrl+Q when cursor is on that element. You can call it up also when IDE suggests you to auto-complete … Continue reading

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Paint you files to make them stand out

Most definitely you’ve ever created big websites, right? Then you might have opened more than one index.html, index.php files in the editor. How to tell one from another and understand which part of your website they belong to? WebStorm/PhpStorm help … Continue reading

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Unwrap/Remove code statements in JavaScript

Sometimes when you are editing JavaScript, you need to remove, say, an enclosing if or else statement without touching a current code block. This normally requires going back and forth and deleting something. But in Web IDE you can just … Continue reading

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