WebStorm is a popular IDE for web development, created by JetBrains. It offers a rich set of features, such as intelligent code completion, debugging, testing, refactoring, and more. In November 2016, JetBrains released WebStorm 2016.3, the third major update of the year. This version brings many improvements and new features that make web development easier and more enjoyable. Here are some of the highlights:
Angular 2 support: WebStorm 2016.3 provides full support for Angular 2, a popular framework for building web applications. You can use Angular CLI to create and run Angular 2 projects, enjoy code completion and navigation for Angular 2 templates and expressions, debug Angular 2 apps with WebStorm's built-in debugger, and more.
React Native support: WebStorm 2016.3 adds support for React Native, a framework for building native mobile apps using React. You can create and run React Native projects, debug them with WebStorm's debugger or Chrome DevTools, use code completion and navigation for React Native components and props, and more.
Stylelint support: WebStorm 2016.3 integrates with Stylelint, a modern CSS linter that helps you avoid errors and enforce consistent style in your CSS code. You can configure Stylelint rules in your project, and WebStorm will show you warnings and errors in the editor. You can also use quick-fixes to automatically fix some of the issues.
These are just some of the new features and improvements in WebStorm 2016.3. To learn more about them, you can visit the official website or read the blog post. You can also download WebStorm 2016.3 from the download page and try it for free for 30 days.
WebStorm 2016.3 is not only about new features, but also about performance and stability. The IDE has been optimized to work faster and smoother, especially with large projects. Some of the improvements include:
Faster indexing: WebStorm 2016.3 has improved the speed and accuracy of indexing your project files, which means faster code completion, navigation, and refactoring.
Faster startup: WebStorm 2016.3 has reduced the startup time by loading plugins on demand. You can also disable or enable plugins in Preferences Plugins.
Faster typing: WebStorm 2016.3 has improved the responsiveness of the editor when typing, especially with complex code structures and syntax highlighting.
Fewer freezes: WebStorm 2016.3 has fixed many issues that caused the IDE to freeze or crash, such as memory leaks, UI glitches, and compatibility problems.