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HTTP Client Enhancements

We continue improving the editor-based HTTP client, and PhpStorm 2018.2 brings several useful enhancements to it: you can now use environment variables inside the request body, apply code formatting to POST request bodies, and enjoy built-in Unicode support. Let’s take … Continue reading

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Custom postfix completion templates

Postfix code completion is a handy feature that lets you transform an existing expression into a different one, based on a postfix you specify after the dot. For example, to iterate over an object, use the fe  postfix after your … Continue reading

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Code navigation improvements

In PhpStorm 2018.1, navigating your codebase is a bit easier. The navigation features are actually not new, but we’ve fixed several issues with them to make them behave more predictably. If something was not working for you previously, now it’s … Continue reading

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Handling responses in the HTTP Client

At the HTTP client’s inception, we’ve been primarily focused on the composing requests experience, and PhpStorm 2018.1 brings numerous improvements in this area. Working with responses, however, has been greatly enhanced, too. Let’s resume where we left off, and take … Continue reading

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Easier start with the HTTP client

The HTTP client in the code editor introduced in PhpStorm 2017.3 has been incredibly well received. In fact, it’s even due to fully replace the GUI-based REST client. Just in case you’ve missed it, take a look at the introductory … Continue reading

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Smart Backspace in PhpStorm 8

PhpStorm 8 brings smarter Backspace key behavior: it doesn’t just remove indents and white spaces, but does so according to your code style settings. This new setting called Smart Backspace Indent makes editing code much more convenient. Feel free to slam it repeatedly and … Continue reading

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Language Injections Enhancements in PhpStorm 8

In many codebases, small islands of different programming languages are being used in code, for example chunks of JavaScript written in a PHP string, or portions of HTML in a JavaScript variable, or database queries inside a string. With PhpStorm 8, we’ve … Continue reading

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PHP 5.6 support in PhpStorm 8

PhpStorm 8 comes with PHP 5.6 support. With this latest PHP version released end of August, we don’t want to keep you from using new language features like exponentiation via **, use function and use const, constant expressions, variadic functions, argument … Continue reading

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PHP Mess Detector in PhpStorm

PhpStorm comes with many inspections that help us analyze and improve the quality of our codebase. By using PHP Mess Detector (PHPMD), we can enable many additional code quality checks on our codebase: it can detect possible bugs, suboptimal code, … Continue reading

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Debugging PHP and JavaScript code at the same time

When developing PHP applications for the web, chances are we’re also using a good amount of JavaScript with it. Using PhpStorm, we can debug the PHP code running on the server and inspect what is happening while it’s running. We … Continue reading

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