Introducing WebStorm Video Tutorials

With the help from our technical evangelist John Lindquist we have prepared a set of short videos that cover some of the core features of WebStorm IDE.

These video tutorials should be a good starting point for users who are new to WebStorm and just starting to explore its features.

Right now there are 10 videos, and we’re going to add more to the playlist on JetBrains YouTube channel.

So, what’s available right now?

Stay tuned!

Subscribe to JetBrains YouTube channel and follow @WebStormIDE on Twitter to be notified of new videos.

Develop with pleasure!
- JetBrains WebStorm Team

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[Live Webinar] Node.js Development Workflow in WebStorm, February 20th

Join us Thursday, February 20th, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT (10:00 – 11:00 AM PST) for our free webinar, Node.js Development Workflow in WebStorm with Adron Hall.

In this webinar, Adron Hall will cover his development workflow for Node.js projects in WebStorm. He’ll start with creating a simple Node.js project and setting up the IDE to make it easier to work with the code. From there Adron will dive into TDD/BDD flow with Mocha test framework and WebStorm followed by debugging tests & code.

Space is limited; please register now.

Our webinar is geared towards developers of different proficiency who use WebStorm and also IntelliJ IDEA, PhpStorm, PyCharm or RubyMine for Node.js development. The recording will be available within a week after the webinar.

Adron HallAdron Hall goes by the title, “Coder, Messenger, Recon.” He is passionate about coding and loves seeing technologies built and technologies come together. Having vast experience with many different languages, Adron now focuses on building JavaScript apps. He uses every chance to share the knowledge he has gained over the years in workshops, one-on-one mentoring, pair programming or directed training. Adron’s personal blog is
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WebStorm Wins InfoWorld’s 2014 Technology of the Year award!

WebStorm IDE was announced as a winner of InfoWorld’s 2014 Technology of the Year Award. Every January InfoWorld’s reviewers select the best tech products they encountered in the past year – the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services.

The WebStorm team is very excited to be 1 of 35 best products being awarded.

Martin Heller, InfoWorld’s reviewer describes WebStorm as,  “an incredibly productive and capable IDE for Web development.” The full review is available on InfoWorld website.

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WebStorm is Going to O’Reilly’s Fluent Conference 2014

March 11th – 13th, meet the WebStorm team and John Linduist (JetBrains Technical Evangelist) at O’Reilly’s Fluent Conference in San Francisco, California. We would also like to meet with developer communities in the Bay Area before or after the event.

The annual Fluent Conference is an event focused on JavaScript, HTML5 and other web technologies attracting developers and UX/UI designers from top companies as attendees and speakers. This year, Fluent covers the full scope of the Web Platform and its associated technologies including: WebGL, CSS3, mobile APIs, Node.js, AngularJS, ECMAScript 6 and more.

We would like to offer anyone who is interested a 25% discount for the Fluent conference passes with the code JETBRAINS25.

We’ll be very excited to meet you at our booth and answer your questions. Dennis (Project Lead), Alexander (Developer), John (Technical Evangelist), and Ekaterina (Product Marketing Manager) will demonstrate the current features of WebStorm 7 and WebStorm 8 EAP. Moreover, John is going to give an AngularJS talk on Thursday, March 13th.

If you’re interested in inviting the team to your user group meeting or company, please contact Ekaterina Prigara, WebStorm Product Marketing Manager, at Ekaterina.Prigara AT or leave a comment here.

We hope to meet you there!

Develop with pleasure!
- JetBrains WebStorm Team

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Getting Started with Node.js in WebStorm

Node.js is definitely a hot topic in web development. Here at JetBrains, we can really see how its adoption is growing among WebStorm users. To address this trend we’d like to make a series of posts on Node.js development with WebStorm.

Let’s start with the basics: How to configure WebStorm to work with Node.js projects?We’ll go through the steps required to create a new Express app as an example.

Click Create New Project on WebStorm Welcome screen and select Express app template:

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WebStorm 8 EAP Starts Now

Big news!
Today we are starting the Early Access Program for WebStorm 8. You can download the installation file for your OS on WebStorm EAP page. Yay!

By now, we’ve implemented several new features from the WebStorm 8 development roadmap and we would like to get your feedback. We’ll continue to add more and more new features with upcoming EAP builds.

Here is what you can try right now:

  • Advanced AngularJS support
  • Spy-js JavaScript tracing tool integration

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WebStorm 7.0.3

WebStorm update version 7.0.3 is ready! Check for updates and install it right from the IDE or download it on the product website for fresh install.

WebStorm 7.0.3 update brings you lots of bug fixes and improvements, but also a bunch of new features coming from IntelliJ IDEA platform update.

What you should try in WebStorm 7.0.3?

First, have a look at new minimalistic UI - toolbar and tool window are hidden by default (you can always invoke View | Toolbar and View | Tool Buttons).

Second, try new Search everywhere feature – invoke it with double-Shift or with the magnifying glass icon at the top-right and search for a class, action, symbol or file instantly.

Lens mode helps you preview different parts of the file and navigate to the lines you need.

Also now WebStorm has full support for Subversion 1.8, new log view for Git and Mercurial and much more.

Here are the release notes. If interested, please also check notes for EAP version.


If you are experiencing problems with WebStorm 7.0.3 installation on Windows, please, try to download WebStorm 7.0.3 once again using one of the alternative mirrors:

If this doesn’t help, try .zip as an alternative distribution package:

Develop with pleasure!
-JetBrains WebStorm Team

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[Webinar Recording] Exploring WebStorm Tool Windows

WebStorm logoThe recording of our December 19th webinar, Exploring WebStorm Tool Windows with John Lindquist, is now available on our JetBrains YouTube Channel.

In this webinar John covers all of the built-in tools included with WebStorm that surround the edges of the IDE (i.e. “Tool Windows”): Debugger, Todo, Bookmarks, Favorites, StructureTerminal. John shows how each of the tools fit into your daily development workflow and how they integrate with managing and working with your codebase.

Our webinar is geared towards developers of different proficiency who use WebStorm or work with JavaScript, HTML and CSS in IntelliJ IDEAPhpStormPyCharm or RubyMine.

We also recommend you to watch the recording of our previous webinar, WebStorm Tricks and Tips [watch here], John talked about the basic productivity features that WebStorm offers.

Develop with pleasure!
-JetBrains WebStorm Team

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WebStorm 7.0.3 EAP

The next update for WebStorm 7 is going to be much more than a regular bug-fix update. It will bring you lots of cool new features.

This update will be made available for everyone by the end of the year. Before that, as usual, we suggest that you try it as part of our Early Access Program. You can download it here or get the update via the EAP channel in the IDE. It requires an active license.

WebStorm 7.0.3 EAP highlights

There will be lots of fixes in TypeScript and Dart support, an improved tree view for Mocha tests, support for @template in JSDoc and much more. Check the release notes for the full list of issues fixed in this update.

WebStorm 7.0.3 EAP is now totally in sync with the latest version of IntelliJ Platform. This means WebStorm has the following:

  • New minimalistic UI - toolbar and tool window buttons are hidden by default (you can always invoke View | Toolbar and View | Tool Buttons)


  • Lens mode - hover the mouse somewhere over the scroll bar and see the source code preview (especially useful when hovering over a warning/error message):

  • Faster and more powerful search and navigation:
    • Marvelous search everywhere to search for a class, action, symbol or file. Just try it with the magnifying glass icon at the top-right, or invoke it with Double-Shift:

    • Navigate to folder in Navigate to file dialog:


  • Support for Subversion 1.8.
  • Log view for Git and Mercurial, and more.

Download WebStorm 7.0.3 EAP build 133.350 for your platform from the project’s EAP page, and please report any bugs and feature request to our Issue Tracker.

Develop with pleasure!
-JetBrains WebStorm Team

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Using Compass in WebStorm

Sass and SCSS extend CSS with variables, mixins, selector inheritance and other nice features that make CSS much friendlier for modern development. The Compass framework is built on Sass, adds a variety of great reusable patterns, and in general makes development with Sass and SCSS much better.

Follow these steps to set up Compass for your project in WebStorm.

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