WebStorm 6.0 released: adds TypeScript, debugging with source maps, fresh UI and much more

Eugene Toporov

WebStorm 6.0, a new major update of our JavaScript IDE is available for immediate download and we are very excited to tell you what’s in it!

First, WebStorm allows for smarter and more streamlined web development with modern languages such as TypeScript, CoffeeScript and Dart. In addition to providing a first-class code editor for these languages, WebStorm 6 offers:

  • Automatic compilation/transpilation of these higher-level languages into those recognized by browsers on all supported platforms.
  • Full-featured debugging of TypeScript, Dart or CoffeeScript with source maps.

And third, new IDE look and feel, and Darcula, a new native dark UI theme for the IDE and the editor are finally available for WebStorm users.

Other noteworthy features include:

  • Revised approach to handling JavaScript libraries, allowing JS developers to work transparently with release versions of files stored in the project: the IDE uses them only when needed and ignores them the rest of the time.
  • Live Edit, introduced in the previous release, now brings improved usability and support for HTML5 live editing.
  • JavaScript code validation against Google Closure Linter added to the already available JSHint, JSLint, and own custom inspections.
  • Improved HTML and CSS, Sass and Less coding, with a re-designed HTML structure view and support for even faster coding using Emmet snippets in the editor.
  • Built-in HTTP server and REST Client.

This is of course far from all. Read more about these and other new features on WebStorm web site and download your 30-day trial for your platform.

WebStorm 6.0 is a free update for everyone who purchased their license after Mar 6, 2012

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2 Responses to WebStorm 6.0 released: adds TypeScript, debugging with source maps, fresh UI and much more

  1. Josh M says:

    April 18, 2013

    Just curious when do these updates get rolled into Intellij. Is there any where I can keep track of that?

    • Eugene Toporov says:

      April 19, 2013

      Josh, these updates are available in the latest IntelliJ IDEA 12.1. You can find them mentioned on the what’s new page at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/whatsnew/