Early Access Program

PhpStorm 2016.2 Public Preview

We are happy to announce that PhpStorm 2016.2, the second update for PhpStorm this year, is now available for public preview!


If you want to learn all the details about the new features or to get yourself a copy to try right away, please visit our website. Here are some notable highlights of this release:

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

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

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

Frameworks, Tools, and more: More PhpStorm advanced metadata, template projects, Joomla! support, 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 support of top-notch web technologies, such as:

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

From the IntelliJ Platform this release borrows:

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

Please look at the overview of all PhpStorm 2016.2 features and download the build from PhpStorm website. A patch update is already available from the previous EAP build (PhpStorm 2016.2 EAP 162.1120)

If you have any feedback to share with us, please do so in the forum, comments to this blog post, or the issue tracker, as the PhpStorm 2016.2 release is just around the corner!

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JetBrains PhpStorm Team

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