PhpStorm Articles

How to Run Tests in PhpStorm

How to Run Tests in PhpStorm

April 3, 2020

PhpStorm offers so much functionality. From syntax highlighting to Docker integration, it’s an extremely comprehensive tool. However, have you ever thought of using it to run your unit tests? In this article, I step you through running tests, from an entire suite to an individual test.

How to Set Up PHP Debugging with PhpStorm, Xdebug, and PHPUnit

How to Set Up PHP Debugging with PhpStorm, Xdebug, and PHPUnit

April 3, 2019

Still using var_dump to debug your PHP code? Stop! While var_dump can be convenient, it’s a very blunt approach. In this article, I’ll show you how to set up proper debugging with PhpStorm, Xdebug, and PHPUnit, and give you a modern, sophisticated debugging experience.

Vim - The Distraction Free Editor

Vim - The Distraction Free Editor

April 20, 2017

A little while ago, I took to Twitter in a sense of jubilant excitement announcing that VIM was THE distraction-free editor. As it’s been quite some time since, I honestly don’t remember exactly what it was that motivated me to do so.

How To Easily Navigate Your Codebase With PhpStorm

How To Easily Navigate Your Codebase With PhpStorm

April 6, 2016

If there’s one thing that we as developers to do on a regular basis it’s navigate through code. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a range of ways in which PhpStorm does so, minimising the effort required by us.

How To Refactor Code With PhpStorm

How To Refactor Code With PhpStorm

April 25, 2016

Refactoring code is an essential aspect of building and maintaining software. In this tutorial I will show you how to use PhpStorm’s refactoring functionality to make it as easy as possible.

Enforcing PSR 1 & 2 in PHPStorm

Enforcing PSR 1 & 2 in PHPStorm

April 19, 2014

As software developers you should use coding standards. In today’s post, learn how to enforce the PSR-1 and PSR-2 coding standards with PHPStorm.