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PhpStorm & WebStorm 5.0 Early Access Program started

We are happy to announce first public build of PhpStorm & WebStorm 5.0!


There’s a huge amount of changes, totalling to hundreds of user votes. The most important of what’s already available today is new Type Inference for PHP. We’ll publish a series of blog posts on this and other new features. Also, much more is coming!

As usual, bear in mind that you are getting a snapshot of work in progress and product will undergo series of technical and cosmetic changes.

  • EAP users should know the drill, but since this is a major upgrade – we’ll repeat:
  • IDE Configs are stored in a separate folder, so all previous builds are unaffected by this one. Plus – automatic import will finally pick old ones up for you on the first run
  • 3rd party plugins may cease to work with this build – ping authors for platform 12 support, we’ll gladly help them in case of trouble

Download PhpStorm & WebStorm 5.0 EAP build 120.277 for your platform from project EAP page.

Develop with pleasure!
-JetBrains Web IDE Team

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9 Responses to PhpStorm & WebStorm 5.0 Early Access Program started

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    Rafi B says:

    July 30, 2012

    Thanks for the early access guys! much appreciated!

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    Stephen Cox says:

    July 30, 2012

    Thanks. You guys gonna get to WI-2377 No autocompletion for php variables inside string with injected language this update? I hope, i hipe?

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    koubel says:

    July 30, 2012

    What does it mean “huge amount of changes” ? In most of issues you referred only fix version changed. What is really new?

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    Christian Münch says:

    July 31, 2012

    Thanks for the new features. I like the reStructuredText support. Now i wait for the phar file support. This will power PHP and PhpStorm.

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    Sam says:

    July 31, 2012

    There are lots of old issues listed in changelog: Were these re-fixed or these are in the list by mistake?

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    Kelvin says:

    August 1, 2012

    Oh, great! Time to start telling myself I need a stable IDE more than I need the new features. Last time around I think I lasted nearly a whole month before you announced something that made me drool too much to resist.

    Keep up the great work! 😉

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    Rafi B says:

    August 6, 2012

    BTW, the EAP download page’s panelHeader says 120.271 instead of 120.277

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    Antoine says:

    August 6, 2012

    When will we get context aware autocompletion? it really annoying that if im working in a namespace Foo\Bar that it recommends stuff outside of the current namespace before stuff inside of it.

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