PhpStorm 2016.2 is released

Developer Tools

July 13th, 2016

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My favorite IDE, PhpStorm, just released their second release of this year and it includes a lot of great new features. Some of the highlights include:

Better PHP Language Support: Improved type inference, strict type inspection for PHP 7, better parsing of PHP 7 and PHP 7.1, and improved getter and setter generation for PHP 7 (and higher).

New Editing Experience: Dynamic live template for smart completion of function parameters; values of class constants shown in completion lists; possibility to filter out static methods from completion list; smart type code completion; and various @throws improvements.

Code Quality Analysis: Reworked Unused imports inspection for unused namespaces, functions, and constants; Return type inspection; and Dynamic call to static method inspection.

Frameworks, Tools, and more: Template projects, better Joomla! support, and Xdebug On Demand for CLI PHP Scripts.

Check out the preview of the new features below or view their what’s new page for all the new features.

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Eric L. Barnes

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