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PHP Development: Editing and Refactoring- Features of IDE

Like SEO, PHP is also a vast field with enormous updates coming on day to day basis. So, today we are going to consult with two main features of PHP known as editing and refactoring. This is in context with PHP 5.4

Editing

PHP 5.4 support with IDE

These two features of PHP are based on PHP IDE which supports PHP5.4’s array styles like array dereferencing, short array syntax etc. Certain other traits and fluent instantiation are also recognized by IDE. In short, we can say that IDE consists of various basic features like callable type hints, binary notation for integers and class variable invocation.

Code Fulfilment:

With PHP IDE, one can easily get codes completed automatically including common PHP Doc annotations. As you go on typing the codes, it will provide you the list of all codes that are already completed and this will avoid reusing the similar codes.
Those codes that are used very often are listed on the top and we can always select the ones available at the bottom. If the entire method is completed with parameters then IDE makes efforts to calculate and add the most relevant variable which perfectly suits the completed method.

Quick Navigation among coding

For this, we need to use navigator window and select the usage menu items so that code navigation becomes easier while working on huge projects. Editor alerts about the most possible code issues by flagging them and providing a clue via pop up.
There’s a task window that shows all warnings available in the project thus making it quick and simple to identify the issues and sort them out as early as possible.

PHP Editing

Next feature we are going to discuss about is Refactoring

Refactoring

Along with editing, one of the main features provided by PHP IDE is refactoring. This editor provides certain primary names of refactoring elements such as classes, interfaces, methods, fields etc. and is closely connected with the Find Usage support that offers a complete way for identifying an element in the entire project and shows those usages in UI.

Hints

A good feature of this PHP Editor is it renders an entire set of Hints or we can say clues that assists you in examining your code and know the strange parts like unused variables, uninitialized variables etc.

Some of the hints also provide you very simple solutions to fix the problems that are identified using the set of hints.

Adding Code

PHP IDE is an editor that can generate various snippets which are mostly used in common. A dialog is given to render complete control through which various methods are created and relevant class attributes can also be accessed.

IDE supports the programmer during overriding methods and creating generators.

Arranging USE statements

The main important feature of IDE is the option of “Fix Use” action. This tool is used to study the entire code and then find the class interfaces that fail to have any corresponding use statement.

In case, duplicity between the names is seen then this editor displays a dialogue box so that user becomes aware of the issue and can solve it as quickly as possible.

Type Hierarchy View

This editor provides a complete view and method about using type hierarchy view for a specific type. The graphical presentation is displayed in a different window next to navigator window.

Wind Up

These features when used in a perfect manner can make programming much easier so that programmers can quickly accomplish the task. If you wish to know more PHP development tools that make work easier or wish to get any application developed via PHP then Softqube Technologies, a PHP Web  Development Company in India is always ready to support you.

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