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.

New Docker-Compose Support in PhpStorm 2017.2

PhpStorm has had Docker support for a while now, and using a Docker remote interpreter has been a relatively straightforward task for the last few releases. PhpStorm 2017.2 introduces native support for Docker Compose to make using Docker and PhpStorm even … Continue reading

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Autorun PHPUnit Tests in PhpStorm 2017.2

In recent versions of PhpStorm we’ve tried to make improving the testing experience a priority, and in 2017.2 we’ve done just that by introducing the ability to automatically run PHPUnit tests when you stop editing.

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Git Questions – How and When do I Merge or Rebase?

After a break, Trisha Gee (Developer Advocate for IntelliJ IDEA) and I finally got back together to record another video in our Git Questions series.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – July 2017

Summer has rolled around nicely, and as the weather hots up 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 July’s Annotated Monthly.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – June 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 June’s Annotated Monthly.

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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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