WebStorm 2017.1 Help

Meet WebStorm

Welcome to WebStorm help!

WebStorm is lightweight yet powerful Integrated Development Environment perfectly equipped for complex client-side development and server-side development with Node.js.

WebStorm features advanced support for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and their modern successors, as well as for frameworks such as AngularJS or React, debugging, and integration with the VCS and various web development tools:

  • Intelligent Editor with coding assistance for JavaScript, Node.js, ECMAScript 6, TypeScript, CoffeeScript, and Dart as well as HTML, CSS, Less, Sass and Stylus. Coding assistance includes syntax highlighting, documentation lookup, and refactorings.
  • On-the-fly code analysis, error highlighting, and quick fixes.
  • Powerful navigation across the project and advanced refactorings.
  • Support for modern frameworks: AngularJS, React, Meteor, Express and more.
  • Built-in debugger for the client-side code and Node.js.
  • Integration with the build tools (Grunt, Gulp), code quality tools (JSHint, JSLint, ESLint, JSCS), test runners (Karma, Mocha) and VCS (Git, GitHub, Mercurial, SVN).
  • VCS Integrations: out-of-the-box support for Subversion, Perforce, Git, and CVS with changelists and merge.

For beginners

  • If you are completely new to WebStorm, read Quick Start Guide. The links in this section will lead you to more detailed instructions.
  • Before starting with WebStorm, take a look at the essentials, since they are useful for more productive usage of WebStorm.
  • If you want to learn about the WebStorm UI, then take a guided tour. The parts Tool Windows and WebStorm Editor tell you everything you need to know to get a grip of these UI elements.
  • If you click Help button on a dialog, you will see the reference page that gives descriptions of controls and fields of each dialog.
  • Besides the dialog descriptions, the part Reference also keeps miscellaneous important information, like icons reference, index of menu items, version control reference, etc.
  • Finally, the part Getting Help tells about using help topics in the online and built-in variants, applying to support service, reporting issues and sharing your feedback.

For advanced users

For those who want to learn more about WebStorm, the topics in the General Guidelines part provides information about creating projects, configuring their structure, using version control systems, etc. From the part Working with Web Servers: Copying Files you will learn how to work with remote servers. Vagrant: Working with Reproducible Development Environments and Docker may be helpful.

See Also

Last modified: 17 July 2017