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🔗 Jeffrey Way's PhpStorm Setup in 2024

Call it age. Call it apathy, if you must. I call it contentment. Much of my twenties were spent endlessly experimenting and searching for the perfect editor and workflow. As I read these words back to myself, I'm somewhat embarrassed. "Really? That's what you spent your twenties doing?"" Okay, well, not exclusively. I also like hiking. But, yes, if a new editor hit the market, I was first in line to test it out.

But that was a long time ago. Fast-forward to 2024, and I can't remember the last time I installed a new code editor. In my eyes, PhpStorm won the IDE wars years ago. The quality and power that they've managed to bake into one application is truly staggering.

So, in that spirit, I'd love to share my setup and general workflow with you. As you'll soon see, the term IDE no longer suggests an incredibly dense UI with hundreds of buttons (though that's an option, if you prefer). No, I prefer a more minimal approach that I think you'll appreciate. Okay, let's do this!

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