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

About Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains, working on .NET tools. He focuses on .NET, Azure, web technologies and application performance. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events. In his free time, he brews his own beer. Follow him on Twitter or check his personal blog.
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  • William

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

    clicking “check ultimate edition” takes you to which is super generic….

  • Maxim Kolmakov

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

  • Carsten Windler

    Nice feature, thanks guys!

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

  • Tommy Bergeron

    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:
    Plugins were not loaded.
    Correct the above error and restart IDEA.

    • Tommy Bergeron

      EDIT: Removing LiveEdit.jar fixed my problem as well.