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WebStorm 5.0 released: introduces Live Edit and Jade, better JSDoc and Sass/SCSS & more

WebStorm 5.0, a major update to our professional JavaScript IDE is available for immediate download and we are very excited to deliver to you what we’ve done!

We have covered some of the new features here on the blog, and will continue publishing more. But here are the major additions this update brings to web developers:

  • Live HTML/CSS/JS editing preview for Google Chrome — no more window-switching needed.
  • Google Closure Compiler JSDoc annotations support
  • Initial Jade templates support
  • Better JavaScript code completion (faster and smarter)
  • Lots of improvements for Sass/SCSS: better code completion, navigation, code formatting and support for advanced constructs
  • JSTestDriver tests debugging
  • Project-level JS libraries
  • and many other changes.

For further details please read what’s new in WebStorm 5.0.

WebStorm 5.0 is a free update for everyone who purchased their license after Sep 6, 2011.

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20 Responses to WebStorm 5.0 released: introduces Live Edit and Jade, better JSDoc and Sass/SCSS & more

  1. Nicolas says:

    September 6, 2012

    Are this features going to be included in PhpStorm 5?

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      September 6, 2012

      yes, of course!

      • Kamil says:

        September 10, 2012

        when are you going to release phpstorm 5?

        • Eugene Toporov says:

          September 10, 2012

          Later this week. Stay tuned!

  2. An ace up the sleeve: JavaScript support | JetBrains AppCode Blog says:

    September 6, 2012

    […] our fellow colleagues have released new version of WebStorm, our JavaScript IDE and HTML editor, and I believe you will be pleased to discover that most of its […]

  3. Martin says:

    September 6, 2012

    hi, Any idea when the update will appear when I the ‘check for update’?


    • Alexey Gopachenko says:

      September 6, 2012

      Incremental update will not be available for a release build anyway.

  4. Denis Borovikov says:

    September 6, 2012

    What is the feature used on 1:15 when tags highlighted with numberss and letters?

  5. ksafonov says:

    September 6, 2012

    @Denis this is AceJump plugin:

  6. Ryan Q says:

    September 7, 2012

    +1 for each feature and then some. Been needing some of these.
    Also just as a heads up PhpStorm 5.0 EAP is released here:

    Wasn’t sure if this is also official, or if more builds were to come.

  7. Gunther Brunner says:

    September 7, 2012

    When is this gonna be included in IntelliJ IDEA?

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      September 10, 2012

      These new features are coming in IntelliJ IDEA v12, later this year. They are currently available for EAP users.

  8. Ken Smith says:

    September 8, 2012

    Are all these features included in IntelliJ or only available for WebStorm.
    Thinking if I should buy this on top of IntelliJ.

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      September 10, 2012

      They are of course included in IntelliJ IDEA, in its next major update.
      There is not much sense to buy WebStorm separately unless you want them now or you need a more lightweight front-end IDE.

  9. Tom says:

    September 10, 2012

    You should support Firefox with live edit. Why does this only work with Chrome?

  10. metude says:

    September 15, 2012

    How can I define attributions like “sample creating todo” video?
    It’s typing a.sampleclass and tab then it adds full code.
    But I want to create a.href( then tab.

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