IntellijIDEA vs Webstorm

I've been happily using IntelliJ ofr a year or so and it's now time to upgrade to 14 or???

I have an idea that IntelliJ is a superset of the other more specialized JetBrains products like WebStorm.  Is this correct?

If not, does WebStorm have any advantages over intelliJ if used only for javascript / node / html?  (maybe some python once in a while)

I don't think I'd switch to Webstorm just to save $20 on the upgrade cost, but if there are some features that I'm missing I might switch.

Any information appreciated.

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royhb wrote:

I have an idea that IntelliJ is a superset of the other more specialized JetBrains products like WebStorm.  Is this correct?

Correct. IntelliJ IDEA includes all the functionality of all the IDEs except for the C IDEs AppCode and CLion.

royhb wrote:

If not, does WebStorm have any advantages over intelliJ if used only for javascript / node / html?  (maybe some python once in a while)

Nothing significant. Any plug-in in WebStorm is available in IDEA. About the only thing you might find in WebStorm that is not in IDEA is that its new project wizard (and the project structure dialog) is more finely tuned to web development based projects. Since IDEA has to allow for a project that can contain a large number of languages, it has to have more options. Overall, it's a fairly minor thing. The gain of numerous additional plug-ins and support of many additional languages in IDEA is worth that one minor inconvenience. In terms of Web Development, the plug-in you will most likely miss in WebStorm is the database plug-in (unless of course you are doing Servlet, JSP or Spring work).

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