Integration with an Issue Tracking System in PhpStorm

Working on a project often means working with issue tracking. There are various issue tracking systems out there: YouTrack, JIRA, FogBugz, many projects use the issue tracker which comes with GitHub, and there are several more out there.

PhpStorm comes with built-in support for many of these issue trackers. It even provides “generic” issue tracker integration which provides integration with other issue trackers like Drupal’s.

This functionality is available in IntelliJ Idea, PyCharm, WebStorm, PhpStorm, RubyMine, and AppCode.

From the File | Settings menu, we can specify issue tracker integration under the project settings’ Tasks | Servers node. As you can see, PhpStorm comes with many supported issue trackers out-of-the-box.

Once an issue tracking server has been added, we can browse our list of issues, correlate VCS commits with issues and tasks, create new tasks and so on. The Alt+Shift+N keyboard shortcut will list available tasks and provides the starting point to creating a new task.

Have a look at our tutorials page for some examples and on how to work with tasks, look at descriptions from within the IDE and so on. We also have an earlier post on making use of GitHub’s issue tracker.

As always, we appreciate your feedback in the comments below or in our forums!

Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains PhpStorm Team

About Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains, working on .NET tools. He focuses on .NET, Azure, web technologies and application performance. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. In his free time, he brews his own beer. Follow him on Twitter or check his personal blog.
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