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Webinar recording – What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1

The recording of our April 18th webinar, What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1 with Gary Hockin, is available on JetBrains YouTube channel.


PhpStorm 2016.1, released on March 17, 2016, is the first update in the series of releases planned for 2016. During the webinar, Gary Hockin overviews new features and major improvements brought in this release:

  • PHP Language & Editing Experience: Full support of group use statements, Make Static refactoring, new intentions, and improved support of traits.
  • New Debugging Experience: Usability improvements for debugging, XDebug for REST Client.
  • Frameworks and Tools: Keep-Alive feature for SFTP/FTP/FTPS servers and Remote Interpreters,  project-level interpreters, support of Rerun failed tests for PHPUnit/Behat, usability improvements for Remote Interpreters, improved docker integration, and database tools enhancements.
  • And more!

This webinar is geared towards developers of different proficiency levels.

About Gary Hockin

Gary Hockin has been creating code to power web applications for 15 years, the last three of them at an extraordinary level. He is handsome, talented, funny and articulate, and also extremely modest. Gary is a valued contributor to Zend Framework 2 and is a member of the community review team. He’s married and has two wonderful children, and when he’s not coding, writing about code, speaking about code or reading about code, he can usually be found in the pub playing pool.


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