New Live Console in JavaScript and Node.js debugger

Some features are so (seamingly) simple yet so powerful. One of them is the new Live Console in the PhpStorm JavaScript and Node.js debugger. While debugging JavaScript, we can use the Console tab to execute arbitrary JavaScript code within the execution context. This means we can alter variables, call JavaScript functions, or even define additional functions on the fly.

Live JavaScript console

This feature is available in the latest PhpStorm 8 EAP. Give it a try and let us hear your thoughts! All feedback is welcome through the issue tracker, by posting in the comments below, or in our forums!

Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains PhpStorm Team

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7 Responses to New Live Console in JavaScript and Node.js debugger

  1. William says:

    whats with it “suggesting ultimate edition” in this version?

    clicking “check ultimate edition” takes you to http://www.jetbrains.com/?fromIDE which is super generic….

  2. Maxim Kolmakov says:

    William, please remove liveEdit.jar plugin from:
    MacOSX: ~/Library/Application Support/WebIde80
    Windows: C:\\John\.WebIde80\config\plugins
    Linux: ~/.WebIde80/config/plugins

  3. Nice feature, thanks guys!

    I wonder if this could be possible for PHP Debugging a well?

  4. Tommy Bergeron says:

    Current EAP is ignoring all my plugins and is completely unusable, previous EAP is now expired and won’t let me work with it.

    Any workaround this please? Has this been tested at all before release? I cannot even see the installed plugins and/or enable/disable them. Here’s what I get:

    12:50:08 PM Plugin Error
    Error loading plugins:
    Plugins should not have cyclic dependencies:
    org.coffeescript->com.intellij.plugins.html.instantEditing->…->org.coffeescript
    Plugins were not loaded.
    Correct the above error and restart IDEA.

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