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How to provide stubs for PhpStorm

We call PhpStorm “an IDE that actually ‘gets’ your code,” meaning that it provides completion, type inference, inspection, documentation pop-ups, and a lot more coding assistance. For all the Standard PHP Library components as well as for common extensions, this … Continue reading

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Hunspell dictionaries support

PhpStorm is a polyglot IDE: it understands PHP, JS, CSS, HTML, and many other languages and will provide you with smart interpretation to assist you with writing your code. But what about human languages? English is the only language supported … Continue reading

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Working with composer.json in PhpStorm

What makes PHP great is the community that is building frameworks, libraries and nice tools. And more. This awesome community brought us Composer, a dependency manager for PHP which lets us install and update packages from Packagist.org and makes it easy to … Continue reading

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Laravel Development using PhpStorm

Lots of PHP developers create their applications using Laravel, a free, open source PHP web application framework. It is built on top of several Symfony components, and provides a development framework that makes common tasks such as authentication, routing, sessions … Continue reading

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Announcing Grunt support in PhpStorm 8 EAP

We are pleased to announce Grunt support in PhpStorm 8 EAP! If you’re new to Grunt, it is a JavaScript Task Runner, much like Phing is for PHP, which can automate a lot of tasks in our development workflow. Grunt … Continue reading

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Tracing, debugging and profiling JavaScript code with spy-js in PhpStorm

Forget about the NSA: PhpStorm 8 EAP comes with spy-js, our own secret service that allows tracing our code without console.log, debugging it without breakpoints and profiling it without any specialized tools. All while running our web app (and even … Continue reading

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AngularJS support in PhpStorm

Love AngularJS for building web application front-ends? PhpStorm makes working with AngularJS as easy and fun as working with any other language that is supported by the IDE! The only thing we have to do for having autocompletion, quick documentation, … Continue reading

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Vagrant Improvements in latest PhpStorm Update

With PhpStorm 7, we introduced built-in support for working with Vagrant, a tool which helps to create reproducible development environments. These scripted virtual machines can then be shared using a simple script, instead of having to share a full-blown virtual … Continue reading

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File Watchers in PhpStorm

Imagine working on a file and running a command line tool in the background for every change made. “Why would I want that?” I hear you say. Wouldn’t it be great if the IDE could minify our JavaScript and CSS … Continue reading

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PhpStorm 7 Web Toolkit Series – Stylus and Compass Support

In web development, there are quite some options available to make writing CSS more concise and developer-friendly. There is Less, Sass, SCSS and more recently Stylus, all languages that sprinkle CSS with variables, mixins, operations and functions. And then there’s … Continue reading

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