When creating Google App Engine applications in PHP using PhpStorm, chances are that we are also using Google Cloud SQL. From our PHP code, we can easily do this by creating a new connection to our Google Cloud SQL instance using PDO:
Now what if we want to connect to this database using the Database Tools available in PhpStorm?
Note that Google Cloud SQL is not the only database platform we can make use of from within PhpStorm. MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft’s Windows Azure SQL Database (another cloud!), Oracle, PostgreSQL and many more providers are available.