March 6, 2013

WebStorm 6.0: Full Access To Web Development Innovations

JetBrains releases WebStorm 6.0 to help web developers use the full power of cutting-edge technologies in their daily work, with new support for TypeScript in the editor; automatic transpilation (JavaScript generation) and full-featured debugger for TypeScript code, Dart and CoffeeScript; and many other enhancements, all in a slick new UI with a native dark theme


Prague, Czech Republic, March 6, 2013 — JetBrains, the creators of IntelliJ IDEA, PhpStorm and other intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software and web developers, have just announced the availability of WebStorm 6.0, the new major version of its advanced JavaScript IDE.

To help web developers quickly start using exciting new languages, WebStorm 6.0 provides the unique ability to code in CoffeeScript, TypeScript or Dart with automatic compilation of these modern web development languages to JavaScript on the fly. The transpilation works transparently and on all platforms supported by the IDE, and supports LESS or Sass code transformation to CSS, as well as minified files and source maps generation. Based on the source maps, WebStorm 6.0 also offers a full-featured debugger for TypeScript, Dart or CoffeeScript code.

"No matter how great a new technology is, its adoption by the community rests on how well it is supported by developer tools. That's where JetBrains comes in with well thought-out and carefully crafted integrations," said Kirill Safonov, WebStorm project lead. "This release of WebStorm is no exception, with its excellent support for new languages such as TypeScript. In addition to providing full access to these new technologies, we're also redefining existing workflows like we did with JavaScript libraries. WebStorm now understands minified and compiled files and smartly ignores them when analyzing code or providing code completion suggestions."

Additional highlights in WebStorm 6.0 include:

These and some other features of WebStorm will soon become available in all JetBrains IDEs build on the IntelliJ Platform, including PhpStorm, RubyMine, PyCharm, AppCode and IntelliJ IDEA.

Find out more about JetBrains WebStorm 6.0 and download a free 30day trial at www.jetbrains.com/webstorm.

Separate personal and commercial licenses are available for WebStorm, both affordably priced and both including free major and minor IDE updates within one year of the purchase date. To learn more please see www.jetbrains.com/webstorm/buy.

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About JetBrains

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