Author Archives: John Lindquist

Built-in Server in WebStorm 6

Have you ever started writing an app only to realize that you need a simple local webserver? Never fear, WebStorm 6 is here! Simply open “http://localhost:63342/”, append your project name, and WebStorm will serve up your site for you!

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CoffeeScript Debugging with Sourcemaps in WebStorm 6 / PhpStorm 6

Sourcemaps help to solve the problems in the JavaScript ecosystem introduced with JS minification and transpiling from other languages (e.g., CoffeeScript and TypeScript): Sourcemaps allow you to navigate between minified JavaScript files and the original JavaScript files before they were … Continue reading

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File Watchers in WebStorm/PhpStorm 6 (a.k.a. “Background Tasks”)

*Note – users of other JetBrains IDEs (RubyMine, PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA, …) will need to download and install the File Watchers plugin to use this functionality (available for free). The plugin is already bundled with WebStorm and PhpStorm. Many users … Continue reading

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WebStorm 6 Sneak Peek- TypeScript, Background Tasks, and Sourcemaps

This quick video will highlight 3 new features coming in WebStorm 6: 1. TypeScript support 2. Background tasks (AKA “built-in file watchers”) 3. Sourcemap debugging

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