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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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Simplified CodeSniffer and MessDetector Setup

PHP Code Sniffer and PHP Mess Detector are the proven tools for ensuring that your code is clean, consistent, and conforming to the chosen coding standards. In PhpStorm 2018.2, we’ve simplified setting up of these tools to the point that … Continue reading

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Move Instance Method Refactoring

When you need to move a method across the class hierarchy, PhpStorm provides you with several facilities for this. For example, you can move some functionality between a class and its parent using the Pull Up/Push Down refactorings. Or you … 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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Configurable unchecked exceptions

In PhpStorm 2017.3, we’ve implemented several inspections that will help you eliminate unhandled exceptions and redundant @throws from your code. Initially, it was possible to exclude the \RuntimeException and \LogicException exceptions, as well as their derived classes, from the inspection … 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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Codeception сode coverage support

PhpStorm 2018.1 delivers long-awaited code coverage support for Codeception. Now you can get a detailed overview of which portions of your application’s codebase are covered with tests.

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Inline method refactoring

In PhpStorm, you can use the Extract method refactoring to transform a group of statements into a method. Surprisingly enough, doing the opposite has not been possible up until recently. In PhpStorm 2018.1, we are introducing the Inline method refactoring.

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