Obscure PHPStorm Hacks

Relatively unknown tips, tricks & improvements for PHPStorm.

PHPStorm is hands-down the most complete integrated development environment for PHP programmers. While it is the most widely used commercial editor for LAMP users, there are still quite a few unknown features of the IDE that can be used to greatly boost your day-to-day productivity.

This short course aims to provide you with some easy to use hacks to make you into a more seasoned PHP developer. Create reusable templates to avoid boilerplate, auto-complete variables and edit multiple lines of files at once with cursors, and find out all of the features of comparing changesets with PHPStorm's Git integration.

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Mark Shust

Mark Shust

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Hi there!
I'm Mark, the instructor of this course.

My passion over the last decade has revolved entirely around Magento. Starting with the early days of Magento 0.8, I've had a heavy interest in the Zend and Magento Frameworks, and have been devoted to eCommerce & PHP for even longer (over 20 years!). I've held all positions within many organizations, ranging from junior developer to chief solution architect.

During this time I've spoken at conferences such as Magento Imagine and Meet Magento New York, and have been very outspoken in regards to following accepted best practices for Magento.

My numerous years of LAMP stack programming expertise have paved the way for me to become a Zend Certified Engineer and 3x Magento Certified Developer. I love open-source software, and have maintained the most popular development environment for Magento since the release of Magento 2.

I'm married to my wonderful wife Juliann, and we are the proud parents of twin girls Lily and Brielle. I live in Northeast Ohio and love eating chipotle burritos, solving Rubik's cubes, driving my 240sx, and watching Cleveland Browns games.

Your Instructor

Mark Shust
Mark Shust

Mark Shust has been a Magento Developer for nearly a decade, and has 20 years of web development experience in the eCommerce, real estate, business-to-business, and information technology industries. He is a Zend Certified Engineer and a 3x Magento Certified Developer, and has extended depth of PHP, JavaScript, React, Docker & Laravel, as well as a breadth of knowledge of other open source software.

Mark is married to his wonderful wife Juliann, and they are the proud parents of twin girls Lily and Brielle. Mark lives in Northeast Ohio and loves eating chipotle burritos, solving Rubik's cubes, driving his 240sx and watching Cleveland Browns games.