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 – December 2016

The holidays are coming (holidays are coming), and the temperature has dropped. As we get to the end of a thoroughly eventful year, it’s December’s PHP Annotated Monthly with Gary Hockin, Developer Advocate for PhpStorm at JetBrains.

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Project Wide PHP 7 Strict Types in PhpStorm 2016.3

PHP 7 is here, and thankfully gaining a lot of traction. There’s never been a better time to convert your project to PHP 7 strict types, and you’ll find so many bugs you never knew existed in the process. Adding … Continue reading

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Opening Many Project in One Frame

It’s happened! One of the most eagerly anticipated features of 2016.3 is the ability to open many projects in a single frame, here’s how.

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Improved Completion for Overriding in PhpStorm 2016.3

At your request, we’ve implemented some subtle improvements in how we generate code completion when you’re overriding methods or properties in PhpStorm 2016.3

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PHP Annotated Monthly – November 2016

It’s November, a time of smoky fires and dangerous fireworks here in the UK.  Let’s wrap up the latest happenings in the world of PHP with Gary Hockin, Developer Advocate for PhpStorm at JetBrains.

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Docker Remote Interpreters

PhpStorm 2016.3 gives a much easier way to configure a Docker remote interpreter, with configuration done from an extra config option in the Interpreters pane of the IDE.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – October 2016

October 2016 Autumn (or Fall for some) is apparently closing in, and as we get ready to carve pumpkins and hand out sweet treats to bands of marauding kids, Gary Hockin rounds up the exciting news and articles in the PHP … Continue reading

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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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