WebStorm 2020.2 EAP #6: Debugger Improvements and Updated Dialogs for Git Actions

Posted on by Ekaterina Ryabukha

WebStorm 2020.2 EAP build #6 is now available!

If you’re unfamiliar with our Early Access Program or if you want to catch up on all the new features, check out our previous EAP blog posts.

The Toolbox App is the easiest way to get the EAP builds and keep your stable WebStorm version, as well as any EAP versions up to date. Or you can download the EAP builds from our website. You can also choose to be notified right from the IDE when a new EAP build is available: go to Preferences/Settings | Appearance & Behavior | System Settings | Updates and select Automatically check updates for Early Access Program.

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Important! WebStorm EAP builds are not fully tested and might be unstable.

Here are some of the highlights of WebStorm 2020.2 EAP #6 (build 202.6109.29). For the full list of issues fixed in this update, see the release notes.

Improved item previews when debugging

When debugging, you’ll notice some enhancements to item previews in the built-in console. These enhancements will allow you to see more helpful details about an object without having to expand it.

First, WebStorm now displays a preview for objects evaluated in the built-in console. Previously, the IDE would display the name or type of a variable.

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Evaluating nested objects has also become a bit easier. Not only will you see previews for objects, but, if you expand an object, you’ll get an overview of just its own properties, with the __proto__ contents being hidden by default.

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Updated dialogs for several Git actions

In WebStorm 2020.2, you’ll find redesigned, less cluttered dialogs for the merge, pull, and rebase Git actions. With this change, we wanted to make it easier to identify which Git command will be run. We’ve also included some new options, such as –rebase in the Pull dialog and –no-verify in the Merge dialog.

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Those are our biggest highlights for this week. Please report any issues you encounter to our issue tracker. And stay tuned for next week’s update!

The WebStorm team