Meteor Support in WebStorm 9
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With WebStorm 9, we provide support for Meteor.
Download the latest WebStorm 9 EAP build right now to give it a try. Check the screencast to see the new features available.
The Meteor new project generator integrates with WebStorm’s New Project allowing us to create projects directly from within WebStorm
WebStorm automatically detects Meteor projects, and excludes the necessary .meteor/local folder that contains the built app, keeping it out of the project scope and thus avoiding WebStorm from performing unnecessary indexing. One step less we need to worry about.
Meteor API Completion
All Meteor projects will now automatically have the core Meteor files configured as external libraries which means that WebStorm will offer API completion for these
Running and Debugging Meteor Applications
WebStorm provides support for creating Run and Debug configuration for Meteor applications.
When WebStorm runs Meteor it uses the -once which disables Meteor’s auto reload feature. The reason for this is that the way it currently works is incompatible with WebStorms autosave option. We are working with the Meteor team/community to try and think of ways in which we could provide this feature from within WebStorm. But that it still in the works.
Try it out. Let us know what you think and how we can improve things.
Develop with pleasure!
JetBrains WebStorm Team