JetBrains delivers a new version of its integrated development environment for PHP developers.
JetBrains, a maker of
productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, has announced the release
of a new version of its integrated development environment (IDE) for PHP,
Calling the tool a code-centric PHP
IDE, JetBrains delivers new functionality to help developers keep their code
clean and well-structured. PhpStorm 3.0 features support for the Unified
Modeling Language (UML), a duplicated code detector and a new profiler, among
JetBrains officials said PhpStorm 3.0
is a major release that introduces the Smart Duplicated Code Detector to help developers
quickly find similar blocks through their entire code base and securely get rid
of them without losing the intended functionality.
Meanwhile, the new integrated UML tool
enables developers to gain a bird's-eye view of their project structure, or
even a semantic view of the changes in the recent version control system
commits made by their colleagues.
In addition, to ensure that developers'
code works fast and does not cause any performance bottlenecks, the IDE now
includes a profiler, a new PHPUnit test runner and JSTestDriver.
"Here at JetBrains we really care
about productivity, and the cornerstone of productivity is the quality of your
code," said Alexey Gopachenko, PhpStorm project lead, in a statement.
"Every developer constantly faces the challenge of keeping their code
clear, fast and error-free. PhpStorm 3.0 takes over this challenge to help you
concentrate on your big ideas, instead of getting bogged down in the routine
The new release also includes support
for popular and evolving technologies such as CoffeeScript and Extensible
Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) 2.0. In addition, PhpStorm 3.0
includes PHP UML roundtrip diagrams, a profiling results browser for Xdebug and
Zend Debugger engines, PhpUnit 3.6 integration, improvements to FTP/SFTP Sync,
Team Foundation Server (TFS) support and revision graph for Git, and a
streamlined UI across all operating systems.
Interested developers can download JetBrains
PhpStorm 3.0 for a free 30-day evaluation here.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.