Category Archives: Cool Feature

Editor-based Rest Client

Among other features introduced in 2017.3 EAP we mentioned the editor-based REST client, which offers a new approach to working with web APIs. Earlier, you could run your requests with the REST client built right into PhpStorm, but it required … Continue reading

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UML Diagrams in PhpStorm 2017.2

Unified Modelling Language can be used to draw out the relationships between classes, abstract classes, and interfaces, to help you to visualize exactly how your classes interact and are related. PhpStorm has tools that can help you to create these … Continue reading

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Jump to Colors and Fonts in PhpStorm

Recently a customer asked us where the colors and fonts come from in PhpStorm, and how they can be adjusted. We’re sharing the answer and hoping it will be helpful for everyone. In PhpStorm, you can set the font and color … Continue reading

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PHP 7.1 Class Constant Visibility

PHP 7.1 brought some changes to the way you can declare class level constants by giving the ability to mark them as public, private and protected like methods and parameters.

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Code Formatting Tweaks for PhpStorm 2017.2

We’re constantly trying to improve our code formatting options so that everyone gets to automatically format their code just as they like it, and PhpStorm 2017.2 is no different.

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New Inspections in PhpStorm 2017.2

Inspections are the life-blood of PhpStorm, they are the little watchers that detect when you’ve done something suspicious (or even downright wrong) and pop up a little reminder saying “you may want to check that!”. PhpStorm 2017.2 introduces some nice new … Continue reading

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New Composer Update in PhpStorm 2017.2

Composer is the cornerstone of modern PHP development, and we’ve made some improvements in PhpStorm 2017.2 to help you work with Composer from within the IDE.

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Configuring With Composer in PhpStorm 2017.2

Configuring PhpStorm correctly is important to get the most out of your IDE, and PhpStorm 2017.2 has made it easier by allowing you to detect some of the settings from your composer.json file.

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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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