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CLion vs WebStorm: What are the differences?

Developers describe CLion as "A cross-platform IDE for C and C++". Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings. On the other hand, WebStorm is detailed as "The smartest JavaScript IDE". WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.

CLion and WebStorm can be primarily classified as "Integrated Development Environment" tools.

Some of the features offered by CLion are:

  • Smart Editor
  • Code Generation
  • CMake

On the other hand, WebStorm provides the following key features:

  • Coding assistance for JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Support for React and Angular
  • Built-in debugger for client-side JavaScript and Node.js

"Good editor" is the top reason why over 21 developers like CLion, while over 169 developers mention "Intelligent ide " as the leading cause for choosing WebStorm.

According to the StackShare community, WebStorm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 469 company stacks & 449 developers stacks; compared to CLion, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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What is CLion?

Knowing your code through and through, CLion can take care of the routine while you focus on the important things. Boost your productivity with the keyboard-centric approach (Vim-emulation plugin is also available in plugin repository), full coding assistance, smart and relevant code completion, fast project navigation, intelligent intention actions, and reliable refactorings.

What is WebStorm?

WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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    What are some alternatives to CLion and WebStorm?
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    Decisions about CLion and WebStorm
    Russel Werner
    Russel Werner
    Lead Engineer at StackShare | 7 upvotes 135K views
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    Prettier
    Prettier
    ESLint
    ESLint
    WebStorm
    WebStorm
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code

    We use Prettier because when we rebooted our front-end stack, I decided that it would be an efficient use of our time to not worry about code formatting issues and personal preferences during peer review. Prettier eliminates this concern by auto-formatting our code to a deterministic output. We use it along with ESLint and have 1st-class support in our WebStorm and Visual Studio Code editors.

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    Johnny Bell
    Johnny Bell
    Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 11 upvotes 62.4K views
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    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio Code
    PhpStorm
    PhpStorm
    WebStorm
    WebStorm
    Prettier
    Prettier
    Ruby
    Ruby
    RubyMine
    RubyMine
    #Help

    When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.

    We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.

    Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help

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    Russel Werner
    Russel Werner
    Lead Engineer at StackShare | 5 upvotes 18.2K views
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    WebStorm
    WebStorm
    RubyMine
    RubyMine
    JavaScript
    JavaScript

    I work at the same company as you and I use WebStorm for 99% of my tasks. I also have RubyMine installed and use that when I have to tweak some backend code. I tried using RubyMine for JavaScript but was unhappy with how it felt and I believe that WebStorm is faster because it has less plugins and language extensions running. Summary: Buy and use WebStorm for primary development and keep VS Code around for when you have to touch Ruby.

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    How developers use CLion and WebStorm
    Avatar of Cloudcraft
    Cloudcraft uses WebStormWebStorm

    WebStorm is the best IDE hands-down for JavaScript developers. Yes, there's more lightweight editors (and nothing beats vim when debugging remotely), but the sheer productivity of WebStorm is unparalleled. React/JSX support? Check. ES2015 support? You bet. Node.js profiling? Yes! Look, if you can't rename a class or variable reliably across a JavaScript project, follow references, debug (without console logs) your editor sucks. Don't use a editor that sucks, use WebStorm!

    Avatar of Marc3842h
    Marc3842h uses CLionCLion

    CLion is used to build shiro.

    It is the primary IDE for development on shiro and the source control repository comes with predefined scripts for easy development and testing of shiro.

    Avatar of GHA Technologies
    GHA Technologies uses WebStormWebStorm

    For all our team's coding because of its support of core libraries like angular and ruby on rails

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    Promethean TV uses WebStormWebStorm

    IDE used for development of various web applications and services at Promethean.

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    Coolfront Technologies uses WebStormWebStorm

    Developer's use for editing and developing Javascript projects.

    Avatar of Riderman De Sousa Barbosa
    Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses WebStormWebStorm

    We just use because we love it :)... but is not required.

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