I also found that we can not have the web console open in chrome or firefix.
Instead, PHPStorm has its own console.
I have found however that the PHPStorm console is a bit limited. Firstly console.log("an object %o",myObject) doesnt print a collapsible json object as it does in Firefox... a bit of a bummer
Next, I cant see any of the requests bieng sent out from the front end.
Thanks for your thoughts