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    What IDE do you use to code JavaScript

    Hi

    Is there such a thing as a JavaScript IDE?

    At the moment i am using Eclipse with the JS Eclipse plugin, but i am not particularly dedicated to it.

    I have had a look at the thing from Tibco, but it was a bit beyond me.

    What do you use? is there a pure javascript IDE? (i am sure there will be a lot coming out soon with AJAX's new found popularity).

    Iteally i am after an Open Source one.

    Cheers

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    It would be nice - I just use Homesite (Win) or BBEdit (Mac) which does syntax highlighting, but an auto-complete IDE would be great.

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    has anyone tried Software Studio?

    Software Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C#, Java, VB.Net, Aspx, C++, Html, Xml, Php, JavaScript, Tex with multi-language support,syntax higlighting,code folding,code completetion,refactoring support
    found it on sourceforge.
    website: http://softwarestudio.enterprisecoding.com/

    edit: info from website: only does syntax highlighting for javascript (no code completion). but looks like it could be a really cool all round IDE. going to wait for the WYSIWYG and debug support for php('coming soon') then i'll definately give it a spin
    Last edited by toasti; Jul 21, 2006 at 07:46. Reason: found out more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy Bradley
    It would be nice - I just use Homesite (Win) or BBEdit (Mac) which does syntax highlighting, but an auto-complete IDE would be great.
    Snap - exactly the same for me. I wouldn't actually recommend Homesite though - the main reason for sticking to it is its source control integration, which we very much require. BBEdit I love.

    Personally, I would hate any kind of auto-complete for Javascript. I'd find it more of a hinderance than a help (I can barely tolerate auto-completion for HTML and ColdFusion)
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    SitePoint Guru toasti's Avatar
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    javascript plus
    http://www.vbsoftware.cl/
    ...but u have to pay

    indelliJ IDEA sounds like it has the best javascript support
    website: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
    ...but u have to pay unless u doing opensource

    first javascript editor also looks quite cool:
    website: http://yaldex.com/JSFactory_Pro.htm
    ..but u have to pay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toasti
    indelliJ IDEA sounds like it has the best javascript support
    website: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
    Hmm - we use IntelliJIDEA at work for Java, never really noticed it doing anything apart from highlighting for Javascript - must have another play with it...

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    Been playing with aptana lately and I'm begining to like it.

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    I've heard alot about activestate's Komodo. The codebase navigation and object detection seems to be really nice. Don't know about JS code completion though. Would be really nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grigpi
    Been playing with aptana lately and I'm begining to like it.
    Wow, got this today after reading your post, WELL impressed! Finally an app that breaks down your script so you can jump to functions, only a small thing but I really wanted that. Looks great in general, still learning more.

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    Hmm - we use IntelliJIDEA at work for Java, never really noticed it doing anything apart from highlighting for Javascript - must have another play with it...
    never actually used it myself, but from what i heard it sounded like it had code completion for javascript..

    aptana looks really good! busy downloading it now (and (yay), its open source!)

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    wow. i second nakedintruder. Aptana is great! by far the best IDE i have seen so far for javascript.

    Looks like it is built on the eclipse engine as well. The interface is fairly similar (but prettier).

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    Quote Originally Posted by toasti
    wow. i second nakedintruder. Aptana is great! by far the best IDE i have seen so far for javascript.
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    Has anyone tried to get the debugger running? if so, please give me a hint, what steps are necessary to use the debugger

    thanks

    Kurt

    UPDATE: I got an info from the developer, that debugging ist not workin at this time, but its an upcoming feature

    Kurt
    Last edited by Kurt; Jul 24, 2006 at 05:03.


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