PhpStorm

Learn how to set up Xdebug for PhpStorm and Laravel Valet
Laravel Tutorials / August 09, 2017

Learn how to set up Xdebug for PhpStorm and Laravel Valet

Xdebug always seems to be a challenge to set up, follow along and learn how to find Xdebug settings and configure it for local development with PhpStorm.

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PhpStorm 2017.2 is released
News / July 19, 2017

PhpStorm 2017.2 is released

Today the JetBrains team released PhpStorm 2017.2, the second major update for PhpStorm in 2017. This release brings improvements when working with Composer, Docker Compose, reworked polymorphic types support, automatically run PHPUnit tests and many other enhancements.

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Quickly Run PHPUnit Tests in PhpStorm
Development Tools / April 12, 2017

Quickly Run PHPUnit Tests in PhpStorm

PhpStorm has loads of features and it’s extremely powerful, however, it can be difficult finding new options that will speed up workflow. A few months ago we covered a Sublime Text Package for automatically running your PHPUnit tests and by using a keyboard shortcut it drastically reduces the time it takes to run them. The …

PhpStorm Improves Support for Laravel Blade
Development Tools / March 23, 2017

PhpStorm Improves Support for Laravel Blade

PhpStorm just released version 2017.1 and it includes many improvements including support for Codeception, PhpUnit 6.0, and more PHP 7.x features. Beyond these, it also adds support for @includeWhen, @component and @slot directives and PHPDoc through Blade injections. Here is a screenshot showing the PhpDoc for Blade files: For the full details on this release …

PhpStorm EAP adds support for Blade Components and Slots
Development Tools / January 25, 2017

PhpStorm EAP adds support for Blade Components and Slots

JetBrains has just released PhpStorm 2017.1 EAP build (171.2613) and through the Laravel plugin, it now supports the new Laravel 5.4 components and slots feature.

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PhpStorm 2016.2 is released
Development Tools / July 13, 2016

PhpStorm 2016.2 is released

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 … Continue reading PhpStorm 2016.2 is release... Read more…

Material Theme for PhpStorm
Development Tools / October 07, 2015

Material Theme for PhpStorm

I finally had a chance to install this Material theme for PhpStorm and it’s really nice. Great colors, neat file type icons–including a Laravel icon for Blade and an elephant for the PHP files. The theme supports all JetBrains products including WebStorm and PyStorm. It also comes in a default style as shown in the … Continue reading Material Theme fo... Read more…

Development Tools / June 30, 2015

42 PhpStorm Tips and Tricks

This is a recording of the talk PhpStorm: 42 Tips and Tricks presented by Mikhail Vink at Dutch PHP Conference 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Also, check out the PhpStorm Tips and Tricks post with some tips from the Laravel community.

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Laravel Tutorials / May 29, 2014

Setting up Xdebug on Homestead for PhpStorm

I have always found setting up Xdebug with PhpStom a pain. Last night I was fumbling through trying to get it setup and found this tutorial: I recently installed Homestead for my development environment and discovered Xdebug needed some additional settings before it would work. Here’s a step-by-step process that I used to get PHPStorm … Continue reading Read more…

PhpStorm Tips and Tricks
Development Tools / March 17, 2014

PhpStorm Tips and Tricks

PhpStorm is my code editor of choice and it’s robust. Almost to powerful because it has an immense set of features and settings. I wanted to show you some of the tips and tricks I have learned over the past few months and my workflow. Keymap PhpStorm allows you to rebind every keybinding and even …