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WebStorm 5.0: Web Coding with Instant Feedback

September 7, 2012

PRAGUE, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The intelligent JavaScript IDE from JetBrains brings to life the latest innovations in
web development workflow by introducing easy-to-use live page editing, and supports more
top-notch technologies and coding techniques

JetBrains, the creators of IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper and other intelligent,
productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, have announced the general
availability of WebStorm 5.0, the major new version of its innovative JavaScript IDE.

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To meet the always-growing user expectations, WebStorm 5.0 re-evaluates web developer
productivity once again. Along with many smaller additions that make routine coding even
more efficient, it introduces ‘Live Edit’ mode. On every change of HTML, JS or CSS code in
the IDE, the browser page is intelligently updated (currently works with Google Chrome),
even as you go through options in completion lists. Live Edit saves a lot of time on
window-switching and helps you stay fully focused on the code.

“As it often happens with innovations, the idea is in the air, it’s just a matter of
good implementation. We think that with Live Edit we’ve found a simple yet significant way
to help web developers gain in coding productivity with no additional effort,” said Alexey
Gopachenko, WebStorm project lead. “WebStorm 5.0 also takes further our Prevent bugs
initiative and extends its JavaScript unit testing abilities. You know, best practices are
even better when they are easy to follow.”

Additional key features of WebStorm 5.0 include:

        - Further improvements in JavaScript testing with JSTestDriver, plus the
          ability to debug unit tests
        - Support for working with Jade templates
        - Enhanced JavaScript editing and code completion performance
        - Reworked CSS/LESS/Sass/SCSS editing with lots of additions and fixes
        - New FTPS support in deployment routines

Download JetBrains WebStorm 5.0 and try it free for 30 days at


In addition to affordably priced personal and commercial licenses, even cheaper
academic license is introduced with WebStorm 5.0 for non-commercial use. Each license
includes free WebStorm updates for 1 year after the purchase date, covering major new
releases. See http://www.jetbrains.com/webstorm/buy/?WS5PR.


About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the
creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for
ReSharper, its innovative, award-winning productivity tool for .NET developers (see
details at http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper), PhpStorm – a lightning-smart PHP IDE
(http://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm), AppCode – alternative Objective-C IDE
(http://www.jetbrains.com/objc), and YouTrack – an intelligent bug and issue tracker
(http://www.jetbrains.com/youtrack), among others. JetBrains maintains its
headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg and
Moscow, Russia; Munich, Germany; and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see


Note to Editors: JetBrains, IntelliJ, IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper, PhpStorm, WebStorm,
AppCode and YouTrack are trademarks or registered trademarks of JetBrains, s.r.o. All
other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.



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