Webinar: What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.2, August 3rd

Join us Wednesday, August 03, 2016, at 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (check other zones) for the free webinar What’s New in PhpStorm 2016.2 with Gary Hockin.


PhpStorm 2016.2, released on July 13th, 2016, is the second update in the series of releases planned for 2016. During the webinar, Gary Hockin will overview new features and major improvements brought in this release:

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Completion Changes in PhpStorm

Recent versions of PhpStorm have changed the way code completion works in PhpStorm, and it’s caused some confusion. Let’s take a look at how completion works in PhpStorm 2016.2.

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PhpStorm 2016.2.1 EAP 162.1447

We are glad to announce the start of Early Access Program for PhpStorm 2016.2.1, which is a bug fix update for the recently released PhpStorm 2016.2. A fresh build 162.1447 is available for download.

This build includes new features, bug fixes and improvements from the PHP, web and IntelliJ platform sides. From the PHP side, this build delivers:

  • Allow custom filename.xml for PHPCS config
  • Fix of the project names at welcome screen (IDEA-156993)
  • and other bug fixes and improvements (see full list in our issue tracker).

Other changes from IntelliJ platform and web are also included, see complete release notes.

Download PhpStorm 2016.2.1 EAP build 162.1447 for your platform from project EAP page and please report any bugs and feature request to our Issue Tracker.

If you’re subscribed to the EAP update channel, a patch-update from PhpStorm 2016.2 is available.

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Parameter Code Completion in PhpStorm 2016.2

In PhpStorm 2016.2, we’ve introduced a new “automatic” live template that makes it easier to complete the parameters passed into functions, methods, or class constructors. Let’s take a look at how this works.

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PhpStorm 2016.2 is released!

PhpStorm 2016.2, the second update for PhpStorm this year, is now available for download! Read all about the new features and improvements on the PhpStorm website.

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PHP Annotated Monthly – July 2016

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July is here already, and it’s time for Gary Hockin to stop promoting PhpStorm 2016.2 </plug> and round up the interesting articles in the PHP community.

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PHP 7 Support in PhpStorm 2016.2

PHP 7 is gaining traction, and we’ve been working hard to try and make PhpStorm 2016.2 the best tool around for working with PHP 7.

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Docblock Improvements for @throws in PhpStorm 2016.2

Writing docblocks is slow and tedious, so any help that your IDE can give you is always useful. PhpStorm 2016.2 has improved the way that the @throws annotation is detected and generated to save you having to create these annotations yourself.

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Project Templates in PhpStorm 2016.2

Often in web development, we want to start a new project from a skeleton application that has all the scaffolding we need to get quickly started with coding. PhpStorm bundles with some of these templates, but in 2016.2 we’ve added the ability to create your own project templates.

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PhpStorm 2016.2 Public Preview

We are happy to announce that PhpStorm 2016.2, the second update for PhpStorm this year, is now available for public preview!


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. Here are some notable highlights of this release:

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