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.

Importing Improvements in PhpStorm 2017.1

PhpStorm 2017.1 brings some improvements to the auto-importing of namespaced constructs during your coding; let’s take a look at them.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – April 2017

As the nights get longer and the sun shows itself a little more, Gary Hockin, Developer Advocate for PhpStorm at JetBrains, rounds what’s new in PHP… it’s PHP Annotated Monthly.

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PhpStorm 2017.1 Brings New Debugger Improvements

Debugging has always been a very important part of PhpStorm, and the 2017.1 release continues our quest to improve the debugger experience.

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New Code Style Options in PhpStorm 2017.1

PhpStorm 2017.1 brings a smorgasbord of new code style settings so you can get your code looking just how you like it.

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New Inspections and Quick Fixes in PhpStorm 2017.1

PhpStorm 2017.1 brings the usual improvements to inspections and quick fixes, let’s take a brief look at what was introduced.

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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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