PhpStorm & WebStorm 2.0 EAP build 98.521

Alexey Gopachenko

PhpStorm & WebStorm 2.0 EAP build 98.521 is available. Most notable changes are:

  • XDebug  “Zero configuration” mode now available for XDebug. IDE will automatically listen for XDebug connection, requesting missing file mappings as needed, so all you need is to just click a button in a browser and debugger will pop up with your page source. Also works on all AJAX requests while debugger cookie is set, just as easy as with ZendDebugger now. Detailed tutorial will follow shortly
  • Zend Debugger now supports debugging of local phpUnit tests
  • PHP debuggers got completion in watches & evaluate
  • Global autocompletion focus mode option added, see Editor|Code Completion| Preselect first suggestion
  • PHP autocompletion logic straightened: no finish by keys other than Tab or Enter when popped up automatically, no popup in irrelevant cases (i.e. after dot). In default mode first item is always preselected (see previous option to change)
  • SQL connection manager can now automatically download drivers

Complete changelog

Please note that ALL of this is work in progress and will undergo series of both technical and cosmetic changes.

Download PhpStorm & WebStorm 2.0 EAP build 98.521 for your platform from project EAP page or wait for an update/patch available notification (usually rolled out in a couple of days later).

Develop with pleasure!
-JetBrains Web IDE Team

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24 Responses to PhpStorm & WebStorm 2.0 EAP build 98.521

  1. goyote8 says:

    December 3, 2010

    Is there gonna be a firefox toolbar for “XDebug Zero configuration”?

  2. OZ says:

    December 3, 2010

    Autocomplete works fine, thank you very much for this build.

  3. alex says:

    December 3, 2010

    very nice. thank you.

  4. Andriy Bazanov says:

    December 3, 2010


    Use existing solutions:
    For Google Chrome: Xdebug helper —
    For Firefox: easy Xdebug —

    Another useful page:

  5. Mounter says:

    December 4, 2010

    It’s truly the best IDE i’d ever seen. All things works almost excelent! Thanks guys !

  6. Rafi says:

    December 4, 2010

    Great work, great product, great productivity 🙂

  7. dikmax says:

    December 4, 2010

    Broken link to linux version of PhpStorm. redircts to which returns 404.

  8. Georgy says:

    December 4, 2010

    Link for download failed.

    File not found

  9. OZ says:

    December 5, 2010

    All links are correct at this moment.

    This build works without errors, that’s great.

  10. Petr says:

    December 5, 2010

    Now debugger totally not working(

    WinXP, XDebug 2.1.0, PHP 5.3, PHP Storm EAP 98.521

    1. First time when I start debug session from IDE it catch breakpoints corretelly. But when I press F9 (Resume Program) output goes into “Script Output” window, not to browser. Firefox shows “loading page” forever.

    2. I have tried Firefox extension easy Xdebug ( – when it’s enabled, IDE always beraks on first line (even if related checkbox in debugger settings is unchecked). And the same issue with “Script Optput” window – browser does not show the page.

  11. OZ says:

    December 5, 2010

    Petr, this issues already posted in tracker:
    So vote for them.

  12. Andriy Bazanov says:

    December 5, 2010

    It’s working fine for me for both cases. I recommend to create a new thread on Forum where you may receive proper help with your situation compared to the blog post comment:

  13. Alexey Gopachenko says:

    December 5, 2010

    About download problems: content distribution network goes awry from time to time last couple of weeks – but provider team is constantly working on the problem, so please just retry in a hour or so if you getting 404.

  14. goyote8 says:

    December 5, 2010

    css autocompletion is broken for both embedded styles and inside an external css file.

  15. goyote8 says:

    December 5, 2010


    Arr extends Kohana_Arr {}

    Kohana_Arr {
    static public function test() {}

    There is no autcomplete for ‘Arr’ because its empty although it does have a static method inherited by Kohana_Arr. Please Fix.

  16. Alexey Gopachenko says:

    December 5, 2010

    @goyote8 Issues should be filed into issue tracker

  17. Andriy Bazanov says:

    December 5, 2010

    1) CSS autocompletion is working fine here. Please be more specific (provide an example of what is broken).

    2) You do not see anything in completion suggestion box because you have more than one Arr class in your project (this one + one that is part of Kohana itself), and PhpStorm does behaves “strange” in such situations. Here is the ticket for Kohana (and alike) framework:

  18. TeeJay says:

    December 6, 2010

    i noticed that the IDE is very slow atm. I disabled inspections but it doesnt help very much. Does anyone noticed that as well ??

  19. OZ says:

    December 7, 2010

    nope. try to turn off debuggers auto-start.

  20. Alexey Gopachenko says:

    December 7, 2010

    @OZ open socket does not harm performance in any way.

  21. Oleg says:

    December 8, 2010

    What about the generic support for php frameworks? You’ve been delaying it for quite a few builds…

  22. Alexey Gopachenko says:

    December 9, 2010

    @Oleg Its really hard to make it truly “user serviceable” especially with “no java code” part 🙂

  23. Johnny Woo says:

    December 13, 2010

    Is there a description of what ‘Smart’ mode does in preselect first suggestion? It says ‘depending on the context’ in help, but what does that mean?

  24. Alexey Gopachenko says:

    December 13, 2010

    @Johnny Woo That means that preselection is up to specific language support implementation. For PHP its always “preselect” for the sake of consistency. Other lang experience (xml, js) may vary.