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WebStorm 8.0 Release Candidate

We are in the homestretch with the WebStorm 8.0 release. And right now we’d like to introduce WebStorm 8.0RC, shipping not only enhancements and fixes, but also a new feature – Grunt console!

WebStorm 8.0RC is available for download on the WebStorm website, where you can also find the list of all new features with description and screenshots. You can also look through the release notes.

We would highly appreciate your feedback and bug reports on our issue tracker.

One on the new features of WebStorm 8 that we haven’t mentioned before is Grunt integration. If you are using Grunt as a task runner for your project, try Grunt console: it allows you to browse through the list of  tasks defined in your projects and quickly run any task or group of tasks by simply double-clicking it.


 You can download WebStorm 8.0RC from the website. Please note that this RC build requires an active WebStorm license or is available for 30 day evaluation.

Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains WebStorm Team 

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18 Responses to WebStorm 8.0 Release Candidate

  1. Dylan Greene says:

    March 21, 2014

    The image is 404’ing.

    • Ekaterina Prigara says:

      March 21, 2014

      Thanks, fixed that.

  2. Dylan Greene says:

    March 21, 2014

    And the issue tracker link goes to a page with a permissions error instead of a list of issues.

    • Ekaterina Prigara says:

      March 21, 2014

      It’s a direct link to Create new issue. Seems that it doesn’t work if you’re not logged it. Will update.

  3. Jared Rada says:

    March 22, 2014

    What about gulp?

    • Ekaterina Prigara says:

      March 22, 2014

      May be some time later. We haven’t finalized our plans for WebStorm 9 yet.

    • Andre Matias says:

      April 10, 2014

      +1 for Gulp 🙂

      • Swaraj says:

        June 18, 2014

        +1 for gulp over here too

        • Kim Carter says:

          July 10, 2014

          +1 for gulp too please

  4. willem d'haeseleer says:

    March 23, 2014

    This looks really great guys. I have some short ideas for the grunt console that I think would be very use full.

    – Restart Task ( would be awesome )
    – Single instance only tasks
    – Short cut bindings

    Or maybe allow access of grunt task trough the “Enter action” menu.

    • Ekaterina Prigara says:

      March 23, 2014

      Thanks for your feedback.
      Most of the points are already in our todo list.

  5. Danny says:

    March 24, 2014

    Will we get to see build 136 in 8.0? I’d love to start using the new javascript live debugging console.

    • Ekaterina Prigara says:

      March 24, 2014

      You mean Live console in JavaScript/Node.js debugger? It’s already there in WebStorm 8RC.

  6. Sergey Batishchev says:

    March 24, 2014

    Grunt console looks really promising! Is it possible to add keyboard shortcut to a task (or at least to default task)?

    • Ekaterina Prigara says:

      March 24, 2014

      There is no way to assign a shortcut to default task right now, but I think we’ll work on that for the next minor update.

  7. Alexey Petushkov says:

    March 25, 2014

    How to get JSDoc from Javascript modules.
    I’m using RequireJS AMD. How to make WebStorm 8 recognize properly imported modules to get proper autocompletion. A litle tutorial will be great.

    Can anybody help with this question:


    • Konstantin Ulitin says:

      March 25, 2014

      We have an issue about documenting AMD modules, please vote for it, but your case described on stackoverflow should work without JSDocs, so I created another issue about it.
      For now, you can annotate exported objects\functions with @class tag followed by arbitrary name, and provide corresponding type for the import variable, e.g. here.