I’ve followed some guides on how to setup PhpStorm with docker-compose but I never got it to work. I decided to start from scratch and forget about all the guides.
To connect to docker from PhpStorm on windows the only way I managed to do that is by exposing the daemon without TLS. You can find it on the general settings screen.
Configure Docker in PhpStorm
Next Docker is configured in PhpStorm. This is done at
File -> Settings -> Build, Execution, Deployment -> Docker. Click the green + and add these details:
- Connect to Docker daemon with:
- Engine API URL:
- Path mappings:
/c/Users <-> C:\Users.
PHP is configured at
File -> Settings -> Languages & Frameworks -> PHP.
The PHP language level should be set to the minimum required version for your project. I used 7.1 up to 2 days ago. Once I upgrade the servers I’ll move forward to 7.2.
The CLI Interpreter is were docker-compose comes into play. Click the 3 dots on the right side. This will open up the CLI Interpreters dialog.
On that screen click the green + and select
From Docker, Vagrant, VM, Remote....
Docker(It’s the server configured in the previous step)
- Configuration file(s):
php(it’s the php service name from docker-compose.yml)
- Environment variables: (leave empty, but click the 3 dots on the right and deselect
Include parent environment variables)
- PHP interpreter path:
Clicking apply should detect the PHP version, its configuration file and the debugger version if it’s enabled.
Visible only for this project checked. Making it available is not so useful as it will reuse the docker-compose.yml file from the current project. I would expect to automatically use
./docker-compose.yml in other project, but it doesn’t. Also deselecting
Include parent environment variables was a well hidden feature that caused me problems. Leaving it enabled gave errors and failed to detect PHP. Somewhere a wrong environment variable is injected, but I haven’t figured out what process is responsible for it.
Next step is PHPUnit. It is configured at
File -> Settings -> Languages & Frameworks -> PHP -> Test Frameworks.
Click the green + and select
PHPUnit by Remote Interpreter. And as the interpreter select
Docker PHP from the previous step. Most settings are auto configured for you.
- CLI Interpreter:
- Path Mappings:
<Project root> -> /app
- PHPUnit library:
Use Composer autoloader
- Path to script:
- Default configuration file:
/app/phpunit.xml.dist(Enable via the checkbox and add the path)
Clicking apply should detect the PHPUnit version.
PHPUnit Run/Debug Configuration
Adding a run/debug configuration makes your life easy and enables one-click running of running your tests.
Open the Run/Debug Configuration at
Run -> Edit Configurations.
Green + again and select PHPUnit.
- Test Runner:
Defined in the configuration file
Now if you select your PHPUnit run/debug configuration on the top right and click that green run button you tests are started. If you click the
Run with coverage button you can see the code coverage metrics if you enable them with
Tools -> Show Code Coverage Data.
Enjoy. I know I will now.