Vim plugins for a complete and powerful PHP IDE

Vim, an IDE? When I discovered Vim some month ago, I wasn't able to found a complete article how to setup a viable and powerful PHP IDE. I can see you spitting your cereals in front of you computer. "What? A PHP IDE with Vim? Are you insane?" Nop, I…

PHP type hinting: what you shouldn't do

When PHP 7 came up with strong types, I saw the light. I had the hope not to see anymore bugs and inconsistencies due to weak typing in PHP. I remember reading some code and having no idea what could be the type of the variables I had in front…

How did I replace PhpStorm by Vim in my heart

I wrote an article some time ago in order to give you the most useful tips and tricks for my favorite php IDE, PhpStorm. Well, sorry PhpStorm, you were my favorite IDE. Things changed. I love another one now. Its name is Vim. Are you confused? Are you yelling "why"…

PhpStorm shorcuts and tricks you should know

PhpStorm is my favorite IDE for coding in PHP: pretty stable, you can do a lot with it. A shed load of stuff in fact. Even coding! The guys from Jetbrains tried to integrate every useful tools for a web developer in one software and, I have to say, it…

PHP DateTime object simply explained

When I search and read code about time and date problems, I noticed that a lot of people still use the old PHP functions like date(), time() or strtotime(). What about using DateTime instead? It is time to introduce this powerful PHP object. Datetime can do all the usual date…