Category Archives: Tutorial

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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Taking control of PhpStorm updates

PhpStorm updates are usually patch-based: they are applied to the existing installation and only require you to restart the IDE. Due to the current limitations of the update system, these patches can only be applied sequentially, on top of one … Continue reading

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Cloning From GitHub

In the third video in our series, Trisha Gee and myself look at how you clone your own copy of a repository from GitHub.

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Git Questions – How do I switch branches without losing my work?

Git can be hard, particularly if you’ve been dropped in at the deep end and are only used to working in a specific way, so it’s our intention to address how to accomplish certain version control tasks in a JetBrains IDE … 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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Updating Your Templates in PhpStorm

In the recent What’s New video for PhpStorm 2016.3, I noticed I was always adding PHP 7’s strict type declaration declare(strict_types=1) to every new file I created.

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Debugging VVV Vagrant Setup With PhpStorm

It started with a Tweet: Who do i know that uses PHPstorm with VVV and XDebug? I need some guidance on getting things setup. — Andrew Woods (@awoods) June 21, 2016   Recently we’ve made a lot of changes to … Continue reading

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Docker Support in PhpStorm

Docker is an open platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications. It gives programmers, development teams and operations engineers the common toolbox they need to take advantage of the distributed and networked nature of modern applications. With the new Docker integration … Continue reading

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Using GitHub without leaving PhpStorm

In a previous post we saw how PhpStorm handles Version Control Systems (VCS). A very popular VCS is Git, driven by the collaboration that’s possible using GitHub. In this post, we’ll explore several integrations with GitHub that are available from … Continue reading

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Rapid File Creation with File Templates

Many different files are created in the course of development, and the bigger your project grows, the more files it involves. However, most files are typical and can contain pre-defined information you don’t need to type every time you create … Continue reading

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