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.

Per-Project PHP Extension Settings in PhpStorm 2017.1

Code completion in PhpStorm is one of the most important and most used features that the IDE has, and PhpStorm 2017.1 comes with new settings that help completion be more relevant, and faster.

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Good News for Laravel Developers

Better blade support plus comprehensive support for Laravel’s JavaScript framework of choice, Vue.js, means that it’s good news for Laravel developers using PhpStorm 2017.1.

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Codeception Support Comes to PhpStorm 2017.1

The Codeception test framework is a nice way of organizing your Unit, Integration and Acceptance tests under one roof, and PhpStorm 2017.1 brings support for Codeception into your favorite IDE.

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PHPUnit 6 and PhpStorm 2017.1

PhpStorm 2017.1 comes with support for the latest version of the market-leading unit testing framework – PHPUnit 6. There have been a few significant changes that needed us to tweak PhpStorm’s support for PHPUnit, and these will be available in 2017.1.

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New in PhpStorm 2017.1 – Parameter Hints

Brand new in 2017.1, we introduce parameter hints to make your code more readable and easier to understand.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – March 2017

Spring is in the air and PHP 7.2 is shaping up as Gary Hockin, Developer Advocate for PhpStorm at JetBrains, rounds up another month in PHP, in PHP Annotated Monthly.

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Code Completion in Laravel Blade Templates

I’ve been using Laravel quite a lot lately. I’ve admitted in my personal blog posts that I was unfamiliar with Laravel and I’ve been using it in earnest to better understand the product and its community.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – February 2017

As 2017 gets going, let’s take a look at everything of interest in the PHP world, with Gary Hockin, Developer Advocate for PhpStorm at JetBrains.

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Cloning From GitHub

In the third video in our series, Trisha Gee and myself look at how you clone your own copy of a repository from GitHub.

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How to Keep a Git Fork up to Date

As part of our series on solving problems in Git, Trisha Gee and myself have recorded a new video on “How to Keep a Git Fork up to Date”.

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