Hi Vasyl, can you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
What is your current technology stack and what types of projects do you work on?
Is WebStorm the first JetBrains product you’ve ever used?
Then I actually tried Atom. I used it for a few months but dropped it. Then I tried VS Code, used it for a few months and again, dropped it too. They both had the same issue, which was very important for my productivity. With Atom, I was wasting a huge amount of time on managing plugins, like half an hour every day. I was spending time ensuring that all plugins were consistent and stable, and that was insane. The same, but to a lesser degree, happened with VS Code. I wish I could use the defaults and it just worked. WebStorm lets me achieve that, and I value the time it saves me.
Having used WebStorm for several years, what would you highlight as the key benefits? Is it still mainly about debugging and the time you save on plugin management?
I can add to this. First, throughout the years I’ve learned that the Git experience that WebStorm offers is just the best on the market. It’s friendly, efficient and feature-full. It’s insane how easy it is to work with.
Another thing I like is how simple it is to do unit testing. Debugging tests and setting breakpoints with a condition are just a couple of things that I can do faster with WebStorm. Finally, I like WebStorm’s TypeScript integration, specifically, the debugging experience.
Thanks! Do you have any favorite shortcuts?
That would be the shortcut for finding the next occurrence (Cmd+G/F3), the one for opening and closing the Terminal tool window (the default one is Alt+F12 but I use a custom one on my Mac, Cmd+T), and the one for going to declaration of a symbol (Cmd/Ctrl+B or Cmd/Ctrl+Click).
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