PhpStorm 9 Public Preview

Announcing a Public Preview of the upcoming major release of PhpStorm 9!

PhpStorm 9 Public Preview build 141.1534 is now available, bringing a lot of great features, major improvements and bug-fixes.

If you already use our EAP builds, download the latest build and please report any bugs you find to our issue tracker.

And if you are still on our stable PhpStorm 8 version, here is an overview of new features and improvements we are bringing in the upcoming PhpStorm 9 release, planned for July 2015 at the latest:

  • PHP Language & Editing Experience: advanced code understanding (introduce parameter refactoring, advanced PHP type inference, support for persistent language injections, numerous new inspections and intentions), postfix code completion for PHP, partial PHP 7 support, other PHP-related enhancements.
  • New Debugging Experience: inline debugger for PHP, debugging workflow enhancements (proper php.ini can be opened from settings, debugger config validation enhancements, import from Deployment action, PHP servers config shared on project level).
  • Remote Development: remote edit, PHP Code Sniffer and Mess Detector via remote PHP interpreters.
  • Improvements related to frameworks, tools, etc.
  • Third-party plugins in PhpStorm plugin repository.

See our issue tracker for the full list of PHP-related issues fixed and release notes from the previous EAP build.

PhpStorm 9 also brings support for more top-notch web technologies:

  • Improved JavaScript support
  • Application dependency diagrams
  • Tracing languages transpiled to JavaScript
  • V8 profiling for Node.js apps
  • Simultaneous tag editing

From IntelliJ Platform this release borrows:

  • Distraction free mode
  • Diff viewer with oneside viewer mode
  • Version control improvements
  • Database tools update
  • HiDPI support for Windows and Linux, updated look-and-feel of Editor tabs, and more

PhpStorm 9 refines your editing and debugging experience for a productivity boost, boasts advanced code understanding, and provides complete support for remote development.

Look at the overview of all PhpStorm 9 features and download the build from PhpStorm website. A patch-update is already available from the previous EAP build (PhpStorm 9 EAP 141.1408).

If you have any feedback to share with us, please do so in the forum, this blog post comments, or the issue tracker, as the PhpStorm 9 release is just around the corner!

Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains PhpStorm Team

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