March 26, 2014

WebStorm 8: Web Intelligence at Your Service

The latest update of the intelligent JavaScript IDE by JetBrains includes native support for AngularJS framework; spy-js, a new JavaScript tracing tool; integration with Bower and Grunt; and multiple carets in the editor.


Prague, Czech Republic, March 26, 2014 — JetBrains®, the world's leading vendor of professional software development tools, today announced the general availability of WebStorm 8.0, the new major release of its intelligent JavaScript IDE.

This release brings major enhancements to help you develop complex web applications with WebStorm. First, it is now much easier to identify any possible issues or bottlenecks in the project on its execution, thanks to spy.js, WebStorm's brand new tool for JavaScript tracing and profiling. Second, WebStorm enables advanced AngularJS-specific code completion, navigation and refactorings, significantly improving the development experience with this popular framework.

In addition, to improve the development workflow for your projects, WebStorm integrates Bower, a package manager for the web, and Grunt, a task runner for JavaScript projects. Keeping up with the latest version of JavaScript, WebStorm offers support for EcmaScript 6 Harmony modules and improves existing support for RequireJS and AMD.

"We enjoy adding intelligent features to our IDE that help our customers enjoy the creative process of development. Witnessing a great active community around AngularJS, we've implemented native support for the popular framework in this latest release. That, plus our brand new tracing tool spy-js, will be of great help to developers creating complex JavaScript applications," said Dennis Ushakov, WebStorm project lead. "What is more, we've opened the source code of our AngularJS plugin for WebStorm in order to inspire our users to get involved with its further development and perhaps create new plugins for other frameworks."

Highlights in WebStorm 8.0 include:

To learn more about JetBrains WebStorm and to download a free 30-day evaluation version, please visit its official WebStorm website at www.jetbrains.com/webstorm.

For general information on pricing and licensing, please visit www.jetbrains.com/webstorm/buy.
For any sales inquires and volume pricing options, please contact sales.us@jetbrains.com (the Americas) or sales@jetbrains.com (rest of the world).

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About JetBrains

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