Good News for Laravel Developers

Better blade support plus comprehensive support for Laravel’s JavaScript framework of choice, Vue.js, means that it’s good news for Laravel developers using PhpStorm 2017.1.

I’ve blogged about the code completion changes in Blade templates before (you can find the post here), but there have been some extra changes worth mentioning. In the original post, you’ll see that I’m using <?php tags in the Blade templates to add the annotations, and that’s just not very… Laravel. So in 2017.1, we not only support the <?php tags but also the @php directive allowing you to get code completion in the view layer without breaking Laravel’s rules.

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We’ve also added support for some new Laravel directives: @includeWhen, @component, and @slot.

PhpStorm 2017.1 also includes Vue.js support (can be installed through Settings | Plugins) thanks to our friends on the WebStorm team. As Vue.js is the JavaScript framework that Laravel comes bundled with, it should be useful for developers to have code assistance and completion and automatic import for Vue components. You can find out more in the WebStorm release post.

– Gary & The PhpStorm Team

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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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