WebStorm 2020.3 Help

Meet WebStorm

Welcome to WebStorm help!

WebStorm is a smart IDE for modern JavaScript development perfectly equipped for complex client-side development and server-side development with Node.js.

  • Out-of-the-box support for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and their modern alternatives, as well as for a wide range of technologies, such as Angular, React, Vue.js, Express, Flow, and more.

  • Text editor with code completion, powerful navigation, code refactorings, and on-the-fly error detection.

  • Built-in debugger for client-side code and Node.js.

  • Unit testing with Karma, Jest, Mocha, and Protractor, right in WebStorm.

  • Integration with Version Control Systems, including Git, GitHub, Subversion, and Mercurial.

  • Built-in HTTP Server, REST Client, and terminal emulator.

  • Integration with build tools and task runners such as npm, webpack, Gulp, and Grunt.

Your first steps

  • If you are completely new to WebStorm, read Getting started with WebStorm. The links in this section will lead you to more detailed instructions.

    It is also recommended that you read WebStorm Guide and try the Learning Plugin for WebStorm.

  • If you want to learn about the WebStorm UI, take a guided tour. The Tool Windows and WebStorm Editor parts will tell you everything you need to know to get a grip of these UI elements.

  • In the Languages and frameworks part, learn how WebStorm helps you create new framework-specific applications or continue with developing already existing ones. Find out what language- and technology-aware coding assistance you can get from WebStorm, and how you can use various auxiliary tools, such as package managers, build tools, or linters without leaving the IDE. The guidelines on this pages are illustrated with numerous language-specific examples, see Refactoring JavaScript, Refactoring TypeScript, React, and others.

  • If you click Help button in a dialog, you will see the reference page that gives descriptions of its controls and fields.

  • Finally, the part Getting help tells about using help topics, applying to support service, reporting issues and sharing your feedback.

Last modified: 05 February 2021