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JetBrains WebStorm on Linux

JetBrains is always one of the finest developers in the world in terms of IDEs. They provide a number of pro IDEs that target different sectors and programming languages, for example, .NET Framework, Java, Python, Kotlin, Go, PHP and a lot more!

In the series, WebStorm is another fine IDE that offers tremendous value for web developers – those who are constantly working with JavaScript. According to JetBrains, WebStorm is the smartest editor available with the support for the modern JavaScript ecosystem. It offers intelligent code completion, faster error detection and powerful navigation and refactoring support for TypeScript, JavaScript and other popular frameworks.

With WebStorm, you get the comfort of working with all the popular JavaScript frameworks, for example,

  • AngularJS
  • React
  • js
  • Electron

And much more! Moreover, in case of issues, you get professional support. WebStorm is a freemium IDE that allows you enjoy it for 30 days for free.

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Let’s check out WebStorm on the Linux system! I’ll be using my Ubuntu system for enjoying WebStorm. However, the following installation process should work on any Linux distro.

Getting WebStorm

Head towards the download page of WebStorm.

Hit the download button and grab the latest WebStorm TAR.GZ package.

Installing WebStorm

Once the download is complete, it’s time to perform the installation!

Fire up the terminal –

Extract the WebStorm archive –

sudo tar -xzf WebStorm-2018.3.2.tar.gz -C /opt

Now, time to fire up the WebStorm. Run the following command –


Note – depending on the version you’re using, the file path will differ. Make sure that you enter the correct file path.

Select not to import settings –

Accept the “User Agreement” –

You can choose whether to send your usage statistics to JetBrains.

Choose the UI theme for WebStorm. I always prefer the “Dracula” theme. Feel free to make your choice.

Don’t forget to create a desktop entry! This will allow you to launch WebStorm faster and easier.

You can configure a script for opening files and projects from the command line.

WebStorm offers a set of featured plugins. They can be of great support. Feel free to choose the ones you wish to enjoy.

Finally, start enjoying WebStorm!

As we’re going to evaluate WebStorm for free, select the “Evaluate for free”.

Enjoy WebStorm!

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