Category Archives: Cool Feature

PHPUnit composite configuration scope

PhpStorm 2018.2 comes with an extra level of flexibility for working with PHPUnit tests. Previously, you could run either a single method in a class, or all methods at once. Now, PhpStorm also lets you run an arbitrary selection of … Continue reading

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HTTP Client Enhancements

We continue improving the editor-based HTTP client, and PhpStorm 2018.2 brings several useful enhancements to it: you can now use environment variables inside the request body, apply code formatting to POST request bodies, and enjoy built-in Unicode support. Let’s take … Continue reading

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Simplified CodeSniffer and MessDetector Setup

PHP Code Sniffer and PHP Mess Detector are the proven tools for ensuring that your code is clean, consistent, and conforming to the chosen coding standards. In PhpStorm 2018.2, we’ve simplified setting up of these tools to the point that … Continue reading

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New inspections in PhpStorm 2018.2

Every PhpStorm release brings new inspections among other features, and PhpStorm 2018.2 is no exception. The new inspections will detect extensions that are not listed in composer.json, highlight the non-canonical order of elements in PHPDoc annotations, and warn you when … Continue reading

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Move Instance Method Refactoring

When you need to move a method across the class hierarchy, PhpStorm provides you with several facilities for this. For example, you can move some functionality between a class and its parent using the Pull Up/Push Down refactorings. Or you … Continue reading

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Fully Qualified Class Name Completion

In PhpStorm 2018.2, code completion comes with an extra perk: When searching for a class, you can now provide the class namespace in the suggestion list, in addition to the class name itself. So, to locate, for example, an \Illuminate\Routing\Console\MakeControllerCommand  … Continue reading

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PhpStorm 2018.2 Release Candidate is available

We are glad to announce that PhpStorm 2018.2 Release Candidate is now available! If you want to learn all the details about the new features or to get yourself a copy to try right away, please visit our website. See the full list of bug-fixes … Continue reading

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Custom postfix completion templates

Postfix code completion is a handy feature that lets you transform an existing expression into a different one, based on a postfix you specify after the dot. For example, to iterate over an object, use the fe  postfix after your … Continue reading

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PhpStorm 2018.2 Early Access Program is Open

Today we start the Early Access Program for PhpStorm 2018.2 (EAP). A fresh build 182.2371.32 is available for download here and within the JetBrains Toolbox App. What is Early Access Program? Early Access Program (EAP) allows you to try pre-release versions of our software to evaluate … Continue reading

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Code navigation improvements

In PhpStorm 2018.1, navigating your codebase is a bit easier. The navigation features are actually not new, but we’ve fixed several issues with them to make them behave more predictably. If something was not working for you previously, now it’s … Continue reading

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