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Monday October 01, 2018

PHP 7.3 Support

Hi all. Today, we will briefly show you about PHP7.3 support which will be available in the next NetBeans version i.e. NetBeans 10.

First of all, I strongly hope that new features are tested by PHP users before NetBeans 10 is released because there should be bugs. Definitely, need your help! If you are interested in them, just test them. You can download a dev version here.

PHP 7.3 Support

To enable it, you have to set PHP 7.3 as the PHP version of your PHP project.


NetBeans provides support for the new three syntaxes.

Allow a trailing comma in function calls


list() Referenct Assignment


Flexible Heredoc and Nowdoc Syntaxes


Note: We won't provide support for the old syntax any longer. i.e. NetBeans treats the following code as an error.

$heredoc = <<< END

PHP 7.1, 7.2 and more PHP features

The other PHP features for NetBeans 10 are here. We have also implemented PHP7.1, 7.2, new hints, new code foldings and more.

That's all for today. As always, please test it. You can download a development version from Jenkins Build. If you find some issues or enhancements, please report them to JIRA with your exact steps to reproduce them. (Components: php - Editor). Thanks.


Great work! Which is the preferred JRE to use for testing? Tried latest OpenJDK under Ubuntu and it's hanging when opening a project.

Posted by Peter Schumacher on October 03, 2018 at 12:31 PM UTC #

Hi Peter, I'm using JDK8. If you have a problem, please ask about it via mailing lists: https://netbeans.apache.org/community/mailing-lists.html

Posted by Junichi Yamamoto on October 03, 2018 at 12:39 PM UTC #

A huge thank you for your work! I've been using dev version for some time and it works great.The only thing I miss is support for PSR-4. Is there a chance to add it?

Posted by Chris on October 04, 2018 at 07:12 AM UTC #

Hi Chris, Thanks for testing it :) Unfortunately, No. We cannot add new features in the current phase(NetCAT program). So, as I wrote above, just submit it to the JIRA.

Posted by Junichi Yamamoto on October 04, 2018 at 09:54 AM UTC #

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