The new PhpStorm 2016.3 EAP build (163.4396) is now available for download!
This build delivers new features, bug fixes and improvements for PHP and the Web, and takes on the latest improvements in IntelliJ Platform.
Please note, that unfortunately there will be no patch update this time due to the issue in the previous build.
New extension point that allows to provide PHP files into projects
We are working on improvement of the open API in PhpStorm. Now new extension point was implemented which allows to provide easily PHP files into a project, the sample plugin can be found here. You will find this feature extremely helpful if you use “magic” files for your projects. Before you had to copy such files into each project separately, but now you can just create a simple plugin to add the files into your projects. Also if you were using PhpStorm Helpers before, now you can just create a simple plugin as well.
Quick fix for case-insensitive inspection
In PhpStorm 2016.3 we’ve added a quick fix for case-insensitive inspection. Now you can just press Alt+Enter to easily fix the call/usage of the method according to the declaration case.
Composer doesn’t add vendor subfolders to External Libraries
In this version all the vendor sub-folders are only available in a project tree and don’t have their duplicates in External Libraries. The folders are still treated like a libraries but are not shown in the Project tree like it’s done now for phars, which makes it more convenient.
Improved VCS Log
The layout of VCS Log is improved in this version. Now the commit details have moved to the right, giving more space to the Log itself and commit messages in the table are now aligned which makes them more readable.
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