WebStorm 5.0: Web Coding with Instant Feedback

The intelligent JavaScript IDE from JetBrains brings to life the latest innovations in web development workflow by introducing easy-to-use live page editing, and supports more topnotch technologies and coding techniques

September 6, 2012

Prague, Czech Republic, September 6, 2012 — JetBrains®,the creators of IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper and other intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, have announced the general availability of WebStorm 5.0, the major new version of its innovative JavaScript IDE.

To meet the always-growing user expectations, WebStorm 5.0 re-evaluates web developer productivity once again. Along with many smaller additions that make routine coding even more efficient, it introduces ‘Live Edit’ mode. On every change of HTML, JS or CSS code in the IDE, the browser page is intelligently updated (currently works with Google Chrome), even as you go through options in completion lists. Live Edit saves a lot of time on window-switching and helps you stay fully focused on the code.

“As it often happens with innovations, the idea is in the air, it’s just a matter of good implementation. We think that with Live Edit we’ve found a simple yet significant way to help web developers gain in coding productivity with no additional effort,” said Alexey Gopachenko, WebStorm project lead. “WebStorm 5.0 also takes further our Prevent bugs initiative and extends its JavaScript unit testing abilities. You know, best practices are even better when they are easy to follow.”

Additional key features of WebStorm 5.0 include:

  • Further improvements in JavaScript testing with JSTestDriver, plus the ability to debug unit tests
  • Support for working with Jade templates
  • Enhanced JavaScript editing and code completion performance
  • Reworked CSS/LESS/Sass/SCSS editing with lots of additions and fixes
  • New FTPS support in deployment routines

Download JetBrains WebStorm 5.0 and try it free for 30 days at

In addition to affordably priced personal and commercial licenses, even cheaper academic license is introduced with WebStorm 5.0 for non-commercial use. Each license includes free WebStorm updates for 1 year after the purchase date, covering major new releases. See

About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for ReSharper, its innovative, award-winning productivity tool for .NET developers (see details at, PhpStorm — a lightning-smart PHP IDE (see, AppCode — alternative Objective-C IDE (, and YouTrack — an intelligent bug and issue tracker (, among others. JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia; Munich, Germany; and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information see

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