PhpStorm 7 Public Preview

We are happy to announce Public Preview of upcoming major release of PhpStorm 7.

The PhpStorm 7 Public Preview build 131.98 is here bringing a lot of interesting features and various improvements.

Those who already use our EAP builds – please download the latest build and be sure to report all the bugs in the issue tracker.

And if you are still using our stable 6.0.x version – here is a summary of improvements and new features we are planning to include in upcoming PhpStorm 7 release which is planned to be out in October/November 2013:

  • PHP Language Support: PHP 5.5, improved PHP syntax coloring for various constructs, type inference and PHPDoc improvements, new refactorings (Move Static Member and Extract Interface), new inspections and quick-fixes
  • Built-in Tools: Vagrant, built-in SSH console and remote tools, local terminal, support for even more command line tools (Zend Framework 2 Tool, Tools based on Symfony Console (such as Laravel and Doctrine), and Drush for Drupal), Google App Engine for PHP
  • Debugging and Testing: debugger configuration validation, debugging with Smart Step Into, PHPUnit on Server improvements
  • Frameworks and Plugins: Drupal Plugin, 3rd-party plugins for Symfony and other frameworks

PhpStorm 7 also includes brand new web toolkit introduced in WebStorm 7:

  • Web Templates Support (EJS, Mustache, Handlebars)
  • Web Components Support
  • Modern Stylesheets, JavaScript & npm: Stylus, Compass, JS Karma test runner and the istanbul code coverage engine, integrated node package manager npm
  • Major Live Edit and JavaScript Debugging changes

From the IntelliJ IDEA platform side, this release includes Full Screen Mode for all platforms, Presentation Mode, and many other features and improvements.

PhpStorm 7 keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.

Check out the overview of all PhpStorm 7 features and download the build from PhpStorm website.

If you have any feedback, please share it in the forum and issue tracker — the release is around the corner!

Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains PhpStorm Team

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