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Posted on Jul 17th 2017
As we know, our favorite IDE can become an unparalleled ally when it comes to undertaking an agile workflow entailing TypeScript compilation at runtime, static type checking and introspection, and code completion and visual assistance for debugging and building our app. In this article, we will compare WebStorm vs Angular IDE for Angular coding. So let’s get started.
Angular IDE provides a complete solution for Angular development with TypeScript. You can expect quick project building, fast as-you-type validation (including TSLint warnings) in TypeScript files and immediate content assist.
Angular IDE is based on vendor libraries, so all validation results will match those of the command line tooling. TypeScript, TSLint or Angular Ahead-of-Time compilation will all yield the same results. You will get strict type checking within Angular HTML templates, various TSLint quick fixes and so much more.
Features Available on Angular IDE:
Advanced coding of HTML templates with validation and auto-complete
Optimized for developers to make the most of Angular
Real-time validation and display of errors as you type code
Auto-completion of code across your project
Syntax-aware source coloring and occurrence highlighting
Block and full-file formatting with advanced settings
Built first for tsconfig.json management
View and explore variable values
Inject TypeScript code for evaluation
CodeLive for Angular — allows exploring live component
Angular Source Navigation
Powerful navigation and refactoring
Code completion in Angular components and templates
Auto imports in TypeScript
This IDE is an absolute blast to use for TypeScript development
This is a freemium IDE — 8 days per month for free. You will have unlimited access to Freebie features & Access to Pro features — capped at 8 days per month, enough for real work. This IDE Is available under Three licenses: Free, Personal ( $28/year ) & Commercial ( $48/year).
Features Available In WebStorm
Uses mnemonic bookmarks for quick navigation
Problems view has a simple toolbar filter to enable showing project level error
You can Find usages even in comments/documentation
You can navigate from HTML template to TS class
package.json – content assist in dependencies suggests both packages and versions
Better looking source by using font ligatures
Zero latency typing mode
Angular Source Navigation
Auto imports in TypeScript
WebStorm is not a freemium IDE. You only get 30 days Trial. This IDE Is available under Three licenses: Personal ( $59/year ), Commercial ( $129/year), and All Products pack — which will cost you $649/year.
Let’s Compare both IDEs
Angular IDE supports latest version of Angular
Angular IDE has better and affordable pricing options
Angular IDE is specifically built for Angular development
Angular IDE offers CodeLive feature, which will boost your Angular development
You can easily create local development environment with few clicks using GUI.
Great GUI Interface for creating components, services & pipes
Font ligatures support is not available
WebStorm pricing is higher
No CodeLive feature available In WebStorm
You can create local environment using Angular CLI but no GUI option available
Better looking source by using font ligatures is a plus
Which IDE to choose?
You can surely use any IDE of your preference, but Angular IDE is more affordable and has more exclusive features than Webstorm, which will facilitate your work a lot because the suggested configuration will help you avoid mistakes and save time on typing, running, and debugging your code.
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