Live templates in phpStorm

For phpDocumentor I have the strict rule to apply a File DocBlock on the top with the necessary legal information such as copyright, license information and where to find the homepage. Anytime I add a new file, I have to open another existing sourcefile, copy the File DocBlock and paste it into the new file. [...]

phpStorm and component-based projects

For phpDocumentor I sometimes need to edit both a template and the main project in tandem to fix an issue. A sub-optimal solution as it is a clear sign of code coupling yet sometimes your template just relies on a bugfix or new feature in the host application. Previously I always opened 2 phpStorm windows [...]

phpStorm, a true delight to work with

During my career as a PHP developer (hobbyist and professional) I have tried a multitude of IDEs and tools to write code in. Every IDE I have found thus far did great things but had their downsides. It is with phpStorm that I can send at least some of those problems to the past