PhpStorm Early Access Program
At JetBrains, we believe that to make great tools for developers, we should listen to and involve developers. Our Early Access Program (EAP) lets our development community participate in the product discussions and influence development planning, from the very early stages.
Why should you try EAP builds?
Early Access Programs allow you to try pre-release versions of our software. You can use them to evaluate the features which will be added to the next release.
It is important to distinguish EAP from traditional pre-release software. Please note that the quality of EAP versions may at times be way below even usual beta standards. Please use PhpStorm issue tracker to report bugs and suggest features. We can then resolve the issues and make the finished product to the highest standard for you.
Note: EAP builds are free (include EAP 30-day time-limited license) for major releases (e.g. 2017.1, 2017.2, etc). EAP builds for minor bug-fix releases (e.g. 2017.1.1, 2017.2.3, etc) require a valid PhpStorm license.