PhpStorm 2016.2 is released!

PhpStorm 2016.2, the second update for PhpStorm this year, is now available for download! Read all about the new features and improvements on the PhpStorm website.

Here are some notable highlights of PhpStorm 2016.2:

Better PHP Language Support: Improved type inference, strict type inspection for PHP 7, better parsing of PHP 7 and PHP 7.1, and improved getter and setter generation for PHP 7 (and higher).

New Editing Experience: Dynamic live template for smart completion of function parameters; values of class constants shown in completion lists; possibility to filter out static methods from completion list; smart type code completion; and various @throws improvements.

Code Quality Analysis: Reworked Unused imports inspection for unused namespaces, functions, and constants; Return type inspection; and Dynamic call to static method inspection.

Frameworks, Tools, and more: Template projects, better Joomla! support, and Xdebug On Demand for CLI PHP Scripts.

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

PhpStorm 2016.2 also brings major improvements in its support of top-notch web technologies, such as:

  • TypeScript 2.0 support
  • Angular CLI and code snippets
  • Possibility to drag files into HTML

From IntelliJ Platform this release borrows:

  • Improvements in working with patches
  • Improved Git/Mercurial Log Viewer
  • UI Improvements
  • Support for fonts with ligatures

In addition, Database tools have been improved, compliments of our colleagues on the JetBrains DataGrip team.

For more details please see What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.2 and download a free 30-day PhpStorm trial for your operating system.

PhpStorm 2016.2 is available as a free update for everyone who has a active subscription for PhpStorm or All Products!

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