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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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13 Responses to WebStorm 6 Sneak Peek – TypeScript, Background Tasks, and Sourcemaps

  1. Bretto says:

    January 29, 2013

    Awesome, I can’t wait to start using it, great features 🙂

  2. ksafonov says:

    January 29, 2013

    All you need is just to grab the latest EAP build!

  3. Mike Schinkel says:

    January 29, 2013

    Way cool John!

    Will we see that in PhpStorm too?

    • Alexey Gopachenko says:

      January 29, 2013

      Sure, and in other products too.

  4. Anatoliy Pankov says:

    January 29, 2013

    Cool feature! Thanks:)

    But if compiler output errors, we will not see it.
    In Visual Studio Web Essentials this problem solved by writing error text into *.js file.

    For example:
    Compile Error.
    See error list for details
    C:/Users/Anatoliy/Documents/Visual Studio 2012/Projects/TypeScriptHTMLApp1/TypeScriptHTMLApp1/test.ts(21,4): Supplied parameters do not match any signature of call target

    • Fedor Korotkov says:

      January 29, 2013

      The next EAP build will contain predefined output filters for TypeScript. Errors will be highlighted right in your TypeScript file.

  5. Jeff Schwartz says:

    January 30, 2013

    Awesome! Really looking forward to its release. Speaking of release, what is the intended release date for v6?

    • ksafonov says:

      January 30, 2013

      March 2013

  6. Faunus says:

    January 30, 2013

    Hi, I’m new to jetbrain IDE’s, just a question…
    Phpstorm === (php + webstorm)?
    If I going to purchase phpstorm I ‘ll get webstorm new features?
    Or I’ll need to snatch webstorm in order to get all this new features?

    • Mikhail Vink says:

      February 6, 2013

      Yes, basically PhpStorm = WebStorm + Php + DB features. You will get WebStorm features in the next release of PhpStorm (and some of them are already available in current EAP).

  7. Sam Skjonsberg says:

    January 30, 2013

    Very cool!

    On another note — what software are you using to capture these screen casts? I’d love to know!


  8. Steven Pribilinskiy says:

    January 31, 2013

    I’m trying to Debug CoffeeScript this way, but without success. I can set Breakpoints, installed CoffeeScriptRedux, but Source Maps aren’t generated.
    John, if you achieved debugging of TypeScript, can you achieve this with CoffeeScript?

    • Fedor Korotkov says:

      January 31, 2013

      It’s hard to achieve in this EAP(126.86). Will be fixed in the next one.