PhpStorm 2020.3 Beta
PhpStorm 2020.3 Beta is now available!
Below is a roundup of the most notable new features for the upcoming 2020.3 release. The links will take you to the EAP posts published over the last few months, which contain detailed descriptions of each feature.
- Full support for all new PHP 8 features, with inspections to highlight incorrect usage and quick-fixes for migrating your codebase.
- Several custom PHP 8 Attributes are already available in the IDE, including #[Deprecated], #[ArrayShape], #[Immutable], #[Pure], #[ExpectedValues], and #[NoReturn].
Psalm and PHPStan
PhpStorm comes with support for popular static analysis tools and allows using them as first-class tools for highlighting code issues, as well as support for Psalm annotations and types.
The major update of the Xdebug PHP debugger extension, Xdebug 3, is supported in PhpStorm. Whether you use an older version or the new Xdebug 3, PhpStorm works fine with both. The IDE handles configuration variance for you.
Code With Me
PhpStorm 2020.3 adds support for Code With Me – a JetBrains tool for collaborative development and pair programming.
The popular framework for UI development is supported in PhpStorm 2020.3. The support comes with autocompletion for classes in the
@apply directive and for pseudo-class variants, and much more.
- You can now run Guzzle requests with PhpStorm’s built-in HTTP client in one click.
- Requests from the HTTP client can be copied as a cURL string to be used elsewhere.
- The Markdown editor now supports previewing Mermaid.js diagrams. Also, the preview window can scroll automatically in sync with the editor area.
- We’ve updated the grammar and spelling checker – it now works faster and provides the most probable fix options for mistakes.
- You can now split the editor by simply dragging and dropping a tab, or with a shortcut from the project view.
- The new preview tab lets you quickly view files without opening them in the editor.
- The Search Everywhere dialog has received a number of improvements: support for math operations, searching through Git log, and renewed grouping.
- The IDE can switch to a light or dark theme automatically depending on your OS settings.
- A new system shortcut keymap for macOS simplifies shortcuts by minimizing the usage of function keys for main actions.
- Plugins can be enabled and disabled per project to save resources.
- All TypeScript related things are now integrated into the Problems tool window instead of a separate TypeScript tool window.
- We’ve added the ability to create a React component from an unresolved reference.
These are just the most important enhancements in the upcoming PhpStorm 2020.3. If you’d like to learn more, check out the What’s coming in PhpStorm 2020.3 playlist on our YouTube channel, JetBrainsTV.
Note that Beta builds are significantly more stable than EAP builds, but there will probably still be some issues. If you run into any, please report them to our issue tracker. No license is required to use this build.
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