PhpStorm 2016.1 is Released!

PhpStorm 2016.1, the next major release of our professional PHP IDE, is now available for download!

This is the first update in the series of releases planned for 2016, as indicated by the new version numbering. Along with new features, bugfixes and usability improvements, in this release we made a special focus on long-awaited improvements in support of PHP language, and development tools.

Read all about the new features and improvements on the PhpStorm website.


Here are some notable highlights of PhpStorm 2016.1:

PHP Language & Editing Experience: A number of serious and long-awaited improvements have been made in the PHP language support , such as improved type inference, completion, support of traits, and more. PhpStorm now also fully supports group use statements, offers the “Make Static” refactoring and provides some new handy intentions such as “Convert switch to if” and “Convert if to switch” or “Flip if/else branches”.

New Debugging Experience: We’ve made the Zero-Configuration Debugging mode easier to discover for new users. Also, now you can debug RESTful Web Services right from a REST Client using the “XDebug for REST Client” feature.

Frameworks and Tools: PhpStorm now provides the Keep-Alive feature for SFTP/FTP/FTPS servers and Remote Interpreters, which you have heavily demanded for the last six years! Project-level interpreters, support for of Rerun failed tests for PHPUnit/Behat, and some usability improvements for Remote Interpreters are also available.

Please see our issue tracker for the full list of PHP-related issues fixed and release notes.

As usual, this update brings important improvements for working with top-notch web technologies, such as:

  • Improved Angular 2 support
  • Better TypeScript support
  • New features in the JavaScript debugger

PhpStorm 2016.1 also borrows many features and improvements from IntelliJ Platform, including:

  • Right-to-left languages support
  • Speed search (in “”Show Usages” and “Terminal”)
  • JSON schema
  • Support for Docker Machine
  • Version Control and Database tools improvements

For more details please see What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1 and download a free 30-day PhpStorm trial for your operating system.

PhpStorm 2016.1 is available as a free update for everyone who has a active subscription for PhpStorm or All Products!

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