Software Update: PhpStorm 2020.3

JetBrains releases several development environments, such as IntelliJ Idea targeting Java, CLion targeting C and C++, DataGrip targeting SQL and PhpStorm targeting PHP. PhpStorm offers on-the-fly error prevention, autocompletion, code refactoring, and debugging, and can also handle HTML, CSS, Coffee, and JavaScript. For an overview of the possibilities, we refer to this page. To use PhpStorm is a license required. For business and home use you will have to pay for it, but if the software is used for education or non-commercial open source projects, the license is free. JetBrains has released PhpStorm 2020.2.3 and the changelog for that release looks like this:

Notable changes:

  • PHP 8: support for all language features, and even open-source Custom Attributes.
  • PHPStan and Psalm can detect issues directly in the code editor or in batch mode.
  • Xdebug 3 with streamlined configuration, and Debugger Improvements such as inline watches and interactive hints.
  • HTTP Client can now run Guzzle requests and copy requests as cURL.
  • Collaborative Development lets you share your project with others and work on it together in real-time.
  • in the Editor, you can now render diagrams and charts with Mermaid.js, split tabs easier, and instantly preview files without opening them.
  • All sorts of IDE enhancements: Search Everywhere got some new moves. IDE visual theme stays in sync with the OS. Setting PhpStorm as a default application for opening files.
  • Git stage is now supported as an alternative to changelists.
  • Database Tools bring support for SQL for MongoDB and new data extractors.
  • Tailwind CSS, with coding assistance for Tailwind classes.

You can find the full list of bug fixes and improvements in the release notes.

Version number 2020.3
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website JetBrains
License type Freeware/Paid