Early Access Program

PhpStorm 2017.2 Public Preview

Today we released PhpStorm 2017.2 Public Preview, the next major update for PhpStorm!

You can download it here or via JetBrains Toolbox App. Try its new features, bug fixes and other important improvements. As usual, we’re eager to hear your feedback on it in comments to this post or in our public issue tracker.

Our website has all the details of this release, and here’s a roundup of the notable highlights.



  • New Composer actions: update, remove, install, self-update
  • PhpStorm and composer.json settings synchronization
  • Global installation and easy project creation

PHP Runtime

  • Docker Compose
  • Detection of enabled/disabled extensions from PHP interpreter
  • Preserve state of Start Listening for PHP Debug Connection option

PHP Language Support

  • Reworked polymorphic types support
  • Better Refactoring for PHP 7/7.1
  • $this highlighting
  • New inspections


  • Automatically run PHPUnit tests
  • Unified Test Frameworks settings

Improved PHP Formatting

  • New formatting options

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

PhpStorm 2017.2 also brings major improvements in its support for web technologies, such as support for enhanced webpack module resolution, import from ESLint,
rearrange code for JavaScript and TypeScript and much more.

IntelliJ Platform has given this release lots of new features and bug-fixes as well, including enhancements in Version Control, pause indexing, Find in Path improvements, better HiDPI support, and more.

Database tools have been improved with several databases in one PostgreSQL data source, notification when a large query is finished, transaction control, and more.

Please look at the overview of all PhpStorm 2017.2 features and download the build from the PhpStorm website. A patch update is already available from the previous EAP build (PhpStorm 2017.2 EAP 172.3198).

If you have any feedback to share with us, please leave your comments to this blog post or in our public issue tracker. Stay tuned as the PhpStorm 2017.2 release is just around the corner!

JetBrains PhpStorm Team
The Drive to Develop

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