Author Archives: Gary Hockin

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.

PHP Annotated Monthly – September 2016

September 2016 “What??? Where was August?” we hear you cry. All will be revealed as Gary Hockin compiles the new style list of all that’s good from around the web, in PHP Annotated Monthly.

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Joomla! support in PhpStorm

Recent versions of PhpStorm have come with increasingly improving support for the popular CMS Joomla! Here we take a look at some of the useful features from recent versions.

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Completion Changes in PhpStorm

Recent versions of PhpStorm have changed the way code completion works in PhpStorm, and it’s caused some confusion. Let’s take a look at how completion works in PhpStorm 2016.2.

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Parameter Code Completion in PhpStorm 2016.2

In PhpStorm 2016.2, we’ve introduced a new “automatic” live template that makes it easier to complete the parameters passed into functions, methods, or class constructors. Let’s take a look at how this works.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – July 2016

July is here already, and it’s time for Gary Hockin to stop promoting PhpStorm 2016.2 </plug> and round up the interesting articles in the PHP community.

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PHP 7 Support in PhpStorm 2016.2

PHP 7 is gaining traction, and we’ve been working hard to try and make PhpStorm 2016.2 the best tool around for working with PHP 7.

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Docblock Improvements for @throws in PhpStorm 2016.2

Writing docblocks is slow and tedious, so any help that your IDE can give you is always useful. PhpStorm 2016.2 has improved the way that the @throws annotation is detected and generated to save you having to create these annotations … Continue reading

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Project Templates in PhpStorm 2016.2

Often in web development, we want to start a new project from a skeleton application that has all the scaffolding we need to get quickly started with coding. PhpStorm bundles with some of these templates, but in 2016.2 we’ve added the … Continue reading

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Import Cleanup Improvements in PhpStorm 2016.2

We’ve made some improvements in the way that unused use statements are detected in PhpStorm 2016.2.

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Debugging VVV Vagrant Setup With PhpStorm

It started with a Tweet: Who do i know that uses PHPstorm with VVV and XDebug? I need some guidance on getting things setup. — Andrew Woods (@awoods) June 21, 2016   Recently we’ve made a lot of changes to … Continue reading

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