Webinar Recording: WebStorm – Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Ekaterina Prigara

The recording of our July 23 webinar with Hadi Hariri, WebStorm – Things You Probably Didn’t Know, is now available on JetBrains YouTube channel.

In this video, you will learn lots of tips and tricks about how to work efficiently when doing web development in WebStorm. Whether you’re working with plain HTML, CSS and JavaScript, or using one of the many frameworks and libraries that WebStorm supports, you’re bound to learn some new things you probably didn’t even know existed.

Hadi covers a wide range of topics including Navigation around the project, Code editing, Code analysis, Code style and many others. During his demo he uses keyboard shortcuts extensively so that you can also pick up some new useful key bindings.

Here are a couple of links that cover some of the things mentioned during the webinar:

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments below.

And here’s a short Q&A section based on the questions asked during the webinar:

Q: When I’m using only one editor tab, can I undo and redo changes in any of the files?
A: Sure, WebStorm keeps track of all your changes. You can go back to any file you’ve edited before and undo the change. You can also do that using the Local History feature – right-click on the file, select Local History, and you will see the whole history of your recent changes with the option to revert them. Call Local History on the project root to see all recent changes in the project.

Q: I would like some tips on working with Git from the IDE.
A: Unfortunately, we were not able to cover VCS integration in this webinar. Watch one of our past webinars on using VCS (including Git) in IntelliJ IDEA-based IDEs.

Q: Is there a master list of all the keyboard shortcuts?
A: You can find the default keymap by going to Help | Default Keymap Reference. The complete list of shortcuts is available in Preferences | Keymap. From there you can search the shortcuts by action name, or search actions by the shortcut. Read more about shortcuts in this blog post.

Q: How can I access the Productivity Guide mentioned during the webinar?
A: The Productivity Guide is available via the Help menu. It shows you the IDE productivity features that you’ve already tried as well as those you have yet to discover.

Q: As a relatively new user of WebStorm, I like these type of webinars that show off new feature, how-to’s, and other advanced tips. I feel that I only use a small portion of WebStorm and need to be exposed to the rest of the product.
A: Check out our previous videos and webinars covering new IDE features:

You can also find lots of feature-specific videos on our YouTube playlist.

Develop with pleasure!
– JetBrains WebStorm Team

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6 Responses to Webinar Recording: WebStorm – Things You Probably Didn’t Know

  1. Alex says:

    August 1, 2015

    Thanks for the video, it was very helpful!

    One thing to note though, everything in the video was pretty small, I think it’s better to lower the screen resolutions for these kind of tutorials.

  2. Sergey says:

    October 19, 2015

    Hi, it will be quite useful to know how to create templates for structured search. I tried example from video with javascript search with no luck :(. But it looks very cool!

    • Sergey says:

      October 19, 2015

      Looks like it can find javascript expressions only inside script tags in html or in html-like templating languages like ejs and inside places where html syntax was injected (will find patterns in scripts inside html inside javascript templates). Is that true?

      • Ekaterina Prigara says:

        October 19, 2015

        Yes, seems that it doesn’t work for JavaScript code now, we’ll see whether we can do something with that.

        • Sergey says:

          October 19, 2015

          Thanks Ekaterina, is there an existing issue so that I can track status or I need to create a new one?