PhpStorm 2017.1 brings improvements in PHP language support, editing experience, debugging, code analysis, and many other powerful features.
• PHP 7 Support: PhpStorm 10 provides extended PHP 7 support, including PHP 7 compatibility inspections.
• In-place rename refactoring:
When doing refactoring in PhpStorm 2017.1, you can rename a variable, parameter, class, method, constant or goto label in-place, right in the editor.
• Interactive debug console for PHP (REPL):
This brand new feature of PhpStorm 2017.1 allows you to alter variables, call PHP functions, and define additional functions – all on the fly.
• Dataflow analysis:
PhpStorm 2017.1 provides Dataflow Analysis features to help you better understand your project's code, interpret complicated parts of code, find bottlenecks in the source code, and more.
• PHPUnit 5 support:
PhpStorm 2017.1 supports all the new features and improvements in the recently released PHPUnit 5, the most widely used testing framework in PHP.