Category Archives: Cool Feature

How to Keep a Git Fork up to Date

As part of our series on solving problems in Git, Trisha Gee and myself have recorded a new video on “How to Keep a Git Fork up to Date”.

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Working With PHPUnit and PhpStorm

Community stalwart and Laravel aficionado Adam Wathan blogged on his PHPUnit workflow in Sublime text. I was sent a Tweet asking how you do this in PhpStorm: Anyone know how to run a single test method in PHPStorm? — … Continue reading

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VCS in Depth for PhpStorm

Last summer the PyCharm team released some amazing content introducing the version control system (VCS) in PyCharm. These videos are equally as relevant to PhpStorm as they are to PyCharm, as the two IDEs share the same underlying platform.

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Auto-detection of Testing Frameworks

Running your test suite through PhpStorm is useful and saves a lot of time. Unfortunately, configuring your test runner can be repetitive and painful – until now. PhpStorm 2016.3 can autodetect your autoloader from your Composer settings, saving you the task … Continue reading

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Semantic Variable Colours – New in PhpStorm 2016.3!

Using a unique colour for each variable in scope arguably improves code readability. This particular feature has been made it into PhpStorm 2016.3 so you can give it a try.

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Introducing PHPSpec in PhpStorm 2016.3

You asked, and we delivered! Brand new in PhpStorm 2016.3 is extended support for the behavior-driven design framework PHPSpec.

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Project Wide PHP 7 Strict Types in PhpStorm 2016.3

PHP 7 is here, and thankfully gaining a lot of traction. There’s never been a better time to convert your project to PHP 7 strict types, and you’ll find so many bugs you never knew existed in the process. Adding … Continue reading

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Opening Many Project in One Frame

It’s happened! One of the most eagerly anticipated features of 2016.3 is the ability to open many projects in a single frame, here’s how.

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PhpStorm 2016.3 Release Candidate 2 is available

We are glad to announce that PhpStorm 2016.3 RC 2 build 163.7743.39 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. This build takes … Continue reading

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Improved Completion for Overriding in PhpStorm 2016.3

At your request, we’ve implemented some subtle improvements in how we generate code completion when you’re overriding methods or properties in PhpStorm 2016.3.

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