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IntelliJ WebStorm Review: "WebStorm: A costly but reliable Javascript developer"
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January 09, 2019

IntelliJ WebStorm Review: "WebStorm: A costly but reliable Javascript developer"

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Overall Satisfaction with IntelliJ WebStorm

In the current organization, WebStorm is used by folks who are into web development. It is mainly used by web developers who need the enterprise features that WebStorm offers like quick code generation, debugging, and easy integration to version control like Git. It is primarily used by people who are into development of new javascript frameworks.
  • Webstorm is suitable for development in new JS frameworks like Angular and reacts with drastic improvement in recent years.
  • It helps in the seamless debugging of test websites.
  • Integration with Git is a breeze. A Git rebase is made so simple and trivial by the integrated merge tool.
  • As with many more Intellij products, it is a memory hog. It is very resource intensive process.
  • Being a simple JS editor , it has a very high cost. So there will not be a big adoption especially when there are competing open source products offering at per functionality.
  • The code completion can be a little improved.
  • Good for IntelliJ product users who are accustomed to the usual interface, saving in adoption time.
  • Being a JS editor, it could have been a little cheaper, especially when there are comparable free tools in the market.
  • Its integration with version control is excellent resulting in seamless collaboration and unintended code loss.
WebStorm is an excellent option but for people who are already into IDEA products. It is costly and resource-intensive and hence might not be favorable to the open source developer groups out there. Though it has many enterprise features like version control integration and support, there are many competing products in the market many of which are free like VSCode.
Client-side debugging can be easily done from within WebStorm. It can be used to write code in Angular, React and other different Javascript frameworks. The git integration is excellent. The git rebase operation is supported by a robust merge tool. WebStorm being an enterprise product has a cost and it can be optimized to be a little lightweight and fast.