I am tryng this product out on a trail evaluation. I wanted to like this IDE as it has so many great reviews. So far, I find it very frustraing to setup.
I am running on Snow Leopard, using localhost. I have xdebug installed as I can use it fine with other IDEs.
I have tried walking through the pages found on:
Several useful links about Xdebug and PhpStorm:
I did get it to actually run sorta of once, but I have NO IDEA what I did to get it sorta working that one time.
Three things that are glaring issues:
1) Not stopping on any breakpoints, just rendering the page as though I had only asked to display in the browser. I hit the little listening icon, I get a "connected" in the variable window of the IDE, but nothing but the Console spitting out "Error in parsing value for 'filter'. Declaration dropped." over and over.
3) In the http://blogs.jetbrains.com/webide/2011/03/configure-php-debugging-in-phpstorm-2-0/ walkthrough, not all the modes exist in version 3.x of this IDE, and it's "fuzzy" still how the modes work and in what use cases.
Other IDEs seem a lot easier to setup so far.
It seems a straight forward "getting started exists for this IDE", or, it's that something everyone is missing is just not being made clear. Need a very straightforward setup walkthrough for a local environment maybe? I donno....
Again, I WANT to like this IDE but I am really frustrated so far. I hope I have given enough clues to pinpoint where my frustration lies, and you will be able to spot this right off.