Early Access Program

WebStorm 2022.1 Release Candidate Is Here

With the release date just around the corner, we’re happy to present the release candidate for WebStorm 2022.1. Unlike previous EAP builds, this one requires you to have an active WebStorm license. Otherwise, you will need to sign up for a 30-day free trial to install and run this build.



Let’s take a brief look at the most interesting improvements available in v2022.1:

  • Better Next.js support: WebStorm 2022.1 improves the experience of working with Next.js. In particular, we’ve improved support for framework-specific things like pages.
  • Support for Volta and Corepack: WebStorm now has full integration with Volta, a JavaScript tool manager. It also supports Corepack, an experimental Node.js tool that lets you use Yarn and pnpm without having to install them.
  • ESM support for webpack configuration: From now on, webpack coding assistance will work with ES modules in your webpack.config.js files.
  • Improvements for Docker: We’ve reworked Docker’s UI in the Services tool window and added support for Docker Registry HTTP API V2 to use with Docker 1.6+.
  • Run commands from Markdown files: You can now run commands right from your README files – just click on the Run icon to the left of the command.
  • Notifications tool window: We’ve replaced WebStorm’s Event Log with a new Notifications tool window to help you maintain a better overview of important notifications from the IDE.
  • Updated Annotate with Git Blame: We’ve improved the functionality of Annotate with Git Blame to make investigating introduced changes easier.

To find out what else has been implemented in WebStorm 2022.1, check out our previous EAP blog posts.

Please report any issues to our issue tracker, and stay tuned for the upcoming release announcement.

The WebStorm team

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