Category Archives: Cool Feature

Codeception Support Comes to PhpStorm 2017.1

The Codeception test framework is a nice way of organizing your Unit, Integration and Acceptance tests under one roof, and PhpStorm 2017.1 brings support for Codeception into your favorite IDE.

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PHPUnit 6 and PhpStorm 2017.1

PhpStorm 2017.1 comes with support for the latest version of the market-leading unit testing framework – PHPUnit 6. There have been a few significant changes that needed us to tweak PhpStorm’s support for PHPUnit, and these will be available in 2017.1.

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New in PhpStorm 2017.1 – Parameter Hints

Brand new in 2017.1, we introduce parameter hints to make your code more readable and easier to understand.

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Code Completion in Laravel Blade Templates

I’ve been using Laravel quite a lot lately. I’ve admitted in my personal blog posts that I was unfamiliar with Laravel and I’ve been using it in earnest to better understand the product and its community.

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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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