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PhpStorm 2024.2 EAP Highlights

In this blog post, we’ll explore the most significant features available in the latest EAP. You can try them by downloading and installing the EAP build side by side with a stable version of PhpStorm. 

Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments section below.

Support for log files

The PhpStorm 2024.2 EAP brings log file support out of the box. You can now open your log files directly in PhpStorm with highlighting for the following elements:

  • Dates and times
  • Log events, by their severity level (errors, warnings, information messages)
  • Hyperlinks

This feature also supports log files for Laravel, and WordPress:

Additionally, log files can be opened directly in the terminal, providing highlighting and hyperlinks exactly as in the editor:

If you use the Ideolog plugin, you’ll be happy to know it will be bundled with PhpStorm in the next version. This integration brings even more improvements to the logging experience, which we’ll cover in the upcoming release newsletter!

Completion in the terminal

This EAP introduces Laravel command completion, as well as Symfony Console and Composer completions, in the terminal:

If you use PHPStan and Psalm, you’ll also benefit from file name completion in the terminal:

Please see the release notes for the complete list of changes in the EAP #6 build.

  • Important! PhpStorm EAP builds are not fully tested and may be unstable.
  • You can install an EAP build side by side with a stable PhpStorm version to try out the latest features.
  • EAP builds are free to use and don’t require a license. However, they expire 30 days after the build date and then you’ll have to download a new build.

Please let us know about any problems you find by reporting them to our issue tracker or commenting on this post.

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