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.

How do I see who’s made changes in a project?

After an unexpected break in the series, Git Questions is back and this time I’m asking Trisha Gee, Developer Advocate for IntelliJ Idea – “Trisha, how do I see who’s made certain changes in a project?”.

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Renaming a PSR Namespace Directory in PhpStorm 2017.1

When you rename a directory that is also part of a PSR-0/4 namespace structure, PhpStorm 2017.1.4 will now rename your namespace to match.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – May 2017

It’s PHP Annotated Monthly time again! Join PhpStorm Developer Advocate, Gary Hockin, as he rounds up all the articles in the PHP community in May’s Annotated Monthly.

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PhpStorm 2017.1 Brings New PHP 7.x Support

PHP 7’s uniform variable syntax improvements were welcomed but opened up a whole new raft of problems for PHP developers to understand. PhpStorm 2017.1 brings full support for the uniform variable syntax changes, plus improved support for anonymous classes.

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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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