What’s new in PHPStorm 9
PHPStorm 9 has just been released a few days ago, and as a PHP developer you should definitly give it a try. This new release does not come with a dramatic game-changer feature, but with lots of deep under-the-core improvements. Let’s have a look:
New features regarding PHP
- parameter refactoring / postfix refactoring (looks like PHPStorm now understands RegEx and is able to detect array keys when typing)
- PHP7 for sure
- much simpler debugging setup right from the Settings menu
- improved integration for working with remote servers / VMs in general
- “inline debugging”: see the current state of your application right in the code
- auto-closing of tags, dual-auto-completing in opening/closing-tags at the same time, short-cuts for writing HTML much faster
- V8 profiling for Node.js apps
- distraction-free mode (also known as Zen mode in other editors)
- lots of other improvements
Support for the Hack language (a strongly typed dialect (?) of PHP) has been postponed, if you want to know more have a look into this article in the JetBrains dev blog: Hack Language Support in PhpStorm Postponed. Also, find the official “What’s new” page on JetBrains site: What’s new in PHPStorm 9.
Disclaimer: This article is not sponsored by JetBrains or anybody else and there’s no affiliate link. I just like the IDE very much.