IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 EAP Adds React Native Debugger

Last week we’ve announced a public preview of IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3. Today we’re publishing a fresh EAP build. Please give it a thorough look, and let us know (through our issue tracker) about any issues you’ll find.

In addition to bugfixes, this RC brings the support for React Native. Now you can run and debug React Native apps without leaving IntelliJ IDEA.

All it takes is a new React Native Run/Debug configuration. Just create one, select the target platform, and make sure that path to the React Native CLI package is correct.

The support assumes that you already have React Native installed and configured for the iOS or Android development. For OS X, we recommend to install Watchman, that worked good for us so far.

Note that currently there’s one limitation: the debugger isn’t compatible with Node 5. Make sure you have upgraded your Node to 6 or 7.

P.S: If you’ve missed the public preview announcement, make sure to read it to learn about other new features in IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3.

Develop with Pleasure!

About Andrey Cheptsov

Part-time dreamer. JVM/JavaScript geek. IntelliJIDEA Marketing Manager at JetBrains.
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14 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 EAP Adds React Native Debugger

  1. John Shelley says:

    Will this be for the Community Edition or only the Ultimate Edition of Intellij? I downloaded the Community Edition but I don’t see the React Native run configuration when I go to add a new configuration.

  2. James Parsons says:

    Does it support creating React Native projects or do we have to import them?

  3. iris says:

    With React Native version 0.37.0,debug throw Exception “Maximum call stack size exceeded error”。
    Version 0.36.0 is OK。

  4. Luke says:

    Great, works great in IntelliJ Ultimate 2017.1.2.
    This setup guide at this link was essential: https://blog.jetbrains.com/webstorm/2016/12/developing-mobile-apps-with-react-native-in-webstorm/

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