Category Archives: Cool Feature

Using External Tools in PhpStorm

In a recent ticket on YouTrack (our issue tracker), our community member Jared Morgan documented how you can use the “External Tools” feature of PhpStorm to run everyday tools from your toolchain from a custom key binding, without ever leaving … Continue reading

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Go To Implementation in PhpStorm

At a round-table discussion with Ben Marks (of Magento fame), the developers from Class Llama mentioned that they had a gripe with the “Go to declaration” functionality in PhpStorm.

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Working With Switch and If Statements in PhpStorm 2016.1

We’re all told that great developers refactor often (I looked for a quote on who said that, but couldn’t find anyone, so now it’s mine). Refactoring can be a tedious job, but PhpStorm’s intentions can help you break away from … Continue reading

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Webinar recording – What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1

The recording of our April 18th webinar, What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.1 with Gary Hockin, is available on JetBrains YouTube channel.

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Group Use Statements in PhpStorm 2016.1

For the recent 2016.1 release, a lot of work was done to improve the group use functionality that landed in PHP 7.

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Changes to Remote Connection Keep-Alive in PhpStorm 2016.1

PhpStorm has always had great features that helped you to manage code and databases that are hosted on remote servers. These features have been improved in PhpStorm 2016.1 as you can now keep these remote connections alive.

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“Make Static” Refactoring Tool in PhpStorm 11

When refactoring, sometimes you wish to change your methods to be static, while this isn’t the best practice in the world, it’s possible you’ll be in a position where pragmatism will take priority over great design. If you are 100% … Continue reading

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Project-Specific Interpreter Configuration in PhpStorm 11

Up until now, we’ve only been able to configure interpreters globally within PhpStorm. This has made configuring project-specific PHP interpreters impossible, and has left the configuration feeling cluttered as configurations for all projects appeared everywhere. PhpStorm 11, however, introduces project … Continue reading

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Rerun Failed PHPUnit Tests in PhpStorm 11

When you have failed PHPUnit tests to fix, it can be painful to have to rerun your whole test suite just to see if a change has fixed that broken test. In PhpStorm 11  you can now rerun only failed … Continue reading

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PHP Annotated Monthly – February 2016

As February rolls around, and the cold weather really hits home, welcome to another PHP Annotated Monthly for February 2016. This month has been compiled by epic conference attendee and PhpStorm Developer Advocate Gary Hockin.

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