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PhpStorm 2018.2 EAP 182.2757.22

The new PhpStorm 2018.2 EAP build (182.2757.22) is now available! You can download it here or via JetBrains Toolbox App. Or, if you have the previous PhpStorm 2018.2 EAP build (182.2574.13) installed, you should soon get a notification in the IDE about a patch update.

This build delivers new features, bug fixes, and improvements for PHP and the Web, and includes the latest improvements in IntelliJ Platform.

HTTP Client: decodes Unicode entities and character escapes in JSON replies

PhpStorm 2018.2. introduces the long-awaited feature in the HTTP client: support for Unicode symbols and character escape sequences in the HTTP response body. Now you can inspect your responses in a natural manner, without looking into the characters table to find out what these magical letters actually translate to.


Apart from new features, this build brings many major bug fixes and usability improvements, including these:

  • HTTP Client: Allow Request Body for DELETE/GET/OPTIONS request WI-40365 
  • Command Line Tools Console – Cursor Not In Run Box WI-39796 
  • Structure tool window steals focus (regression) IDEA-191613 
  • Git: Checkout tag or revision: provide a list of available tags in combobox IDEA-74492 

See the full list of bug-fixes and improvements in our issue tracker and the complete release notes.

Future plans

Use the board here to view the up-to-date list of the features planned for 2018.2 release, as well as discovered bugs. The list only reflects our current plan and is not final. It may be revised during development since new issues may appear and existing may be re-planned to appear in later versions. Please share your opinions on what is important to you and what would you like to see in the new version!

Download PhpStorm 2018.2 EAP 182.2757.22 for your platform from the project EAP page or click “Update” in your JetBrains Toolbox App. And please do report any bugs and feature request to our Issue Tracker.

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