How to install PhpStorm 2017.1.4 on Ubuntu Linux OS


PhpStorm 2017.1.4 recently released, delivers bug fixes and improvements for PHP and the web platform, with improvements in IntelliJ Platform as well. A notable update in this release is you can now invoke Class Name Completion (Ctrl-Alt-Space) or invoke completion twice (Ctrl-Space) inside any string literal to get a completion list of all available classes, interfaces, and traits. before we proceed on how to install PhpStorm on Ubuntu, lets review what this version offers.

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PhpStorm 2017.1.4 Highlights

PHP Completion

  • Autocomplete trait names as well as alias issue
  • Autocomplete constant in a multi parameter method call skips to next parameter when passing a class constant

PHP Inspections

  • ‘Parameter type’ inspection does not work with results of method call if called class implements any interface
  • Unused imports recognized wrongly with multiple namespaces in one file
  • Hierarchy check: False Positive Declaration must be compatible error for constructor in case of different number of arguments
  • Non-strict object equality: shows warning in case there are multiple types and one of them is not primitive
  • Non-strict object equality: ignore all classes that extends DateTime and DateTime itself

PHP Lang

  • Array should be acceptable default type for iterable
  • Complete current statement: alternative syntax: endelseif is inserted after elseif
  • On statement move collapsed Multi-line Comment opens again
  • “Invalid escape sequence” highlighted as “Bad character”

PS Specefic

  • Tip of the day “new scratch file” points to wrong menu

DB Connectivity

  • By clicking on the “Test Connection”, the result information is visible only in the first dialog tab

DB Console

  • Switch results tab when editor tab is switched
  • Incorrect summary error count on MySQL script run

User Interface

  • New Data Source from Data Sources as well as Drivers window
  • cannot change the connection / console for a sql file without “Run”
  • IDE is closed even I canceled exit
  • Diagram printing prints empty, as well as IntelliJ IDEA not starting on Mac OS Sierra


  • [Angular2] Errors in template file are causing fake tslint error highlighting on same line in typescript file


  • “Add to currently open projects” not working

How to install PhpStorm 2017.1.4 on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

Please note that PhpStorm is not FREE, so this is a 30-day trial

# Remove existing java installation
sudo apt-get purge openjdk*

# Install latest java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

# Download and install PHPStorm

tar -xvf PhpStorm-2017.1.4.tar.gz

cd PhpStorm-*/bin

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