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Preview of AWS Toolkit for WebStorm

At re:Invent 2018 we unveiled the AWS Toolkit for three new IDEs – IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm and Visual Studio Code. Powered by the AWS SAM CLI, these toolkits enable local invocation and step-through debugging of your AWS Lambda functions directly in your IDE.

We’re pleased to announce that a Preview of the AWS Toolkit is now available for WebStorm (2019.2), bringing local debugging capabilities to your Node.js based AWS Lambda functions.

To get started with this preview version you’ll need to add the AWS Toolkit EAP channel to your WebStorm configuration. See this clip for a full walkthrough or follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Preferences … -> Plugins
  • Select the gear icon ()
  • Then click Manage Plugin Repositories…
  • Click the plus () in the bottom right
  • Add the AWS EAP channel:
  • Click OK
  • Search for and install AWS Toolkit from the Marketplace tab like any other plugin

We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback, please raise issues, bugs and feature requests via our GitHub issues page, reach out to us on Gitter or checkout the code for yourself!