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The best editor for writing and debuggng avascript?

Currently I only use Ultra-Edit to write Javascript and debug using the
firefox JS debugger.

But as the project goes complex, I need to have a more advance editor,
such as class/methods browsing, auto-complete, and maybe a build-in
debugger if possible?
I don't mind to pay for the editor, but what is the best editor now in
the market?

thanks...

Jul 8 '06 #1
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ho******@gmail.com wrote:
Currently I only use Ultra-Edit to write Javascript and debug using the
firefox JS debugger.

But as the project goes complex, I need to have a more advance editor,
such as class/methods browsing, auto-complete, and maybe a build-in
debugger if possible?
I don't mind to pay for the editor, but what is the best editor now in
the market?

thanks...
Venkman?

http://www.svendtofte.com/code/learning_venkman/

Jul 8 '06 #2
Hi,

Noggon wrote:
ho******@gmail.com wrote:

>>Currently I only use Ultra-Edit to write Javascript and debug using the
firefox JS debugger.

But as the project goes complex, I need to have a more advance editor,
such as class/methods browsing, auto-complete, and maybe a build-in
debugger if possible?
I don't mind to pay for the editor, but what is the best editor now in
the market?

thanks...


Venkman?

http://www.svendtofte.com/code/learning_venkman/
Venkman is not an editor, it's a JavaScript debugger for Mozilla-based
web browsers.

As editor, I use Visual Studio 2005, and I love it. It has (limited)
auto-complete features and an excellent built-in debugger (you can start
with F5 in debug mode even a HTML page). It doesn't have class/method
browsing though, but I don't know any editor which has this, due to the
very flexible nature of JavaScript.

HTH,
Laurent
--
Laurent Bugnion, GalaSoft
Software engineering: http://www.galasoft-LB.ch
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Jul 9 '06 #3
I have recently made this sort of move as the number of libraries I
begin every project with has increased.

Without a doubt the most feature rich Javascript editor available right
now is JSEclipse, an add-on to the Eclipse application, and both are
free:

http://www.interaktonline.com/Produc...ipse/Overview/
http://ajaxian.com/archives/jseclipse-15-released

Eclipse its self can be a little sucky, but the tips here helped me
sort out its layout to be more like Dreamweaver/UltraEdit/Textpad:
http://www.aspectprogrammer.org/blog...for_using.html

http://blog.exis.com/colin/archives/...ns-in-eclipse/

Regards

metafeather

Jul 10 '06 #4
ho******@gmail.com wrote:
The best editor for writing and debuggng avascript?
Otepad. Seriously, I like ConText (www.context.cx), it's free, very
flexible but relatively small/easy. No debugger.

--
Bart

Jul 10 '06 #5
ho******@gmail.com wrote:
But as the project goes complex, I need to have a
more advance editor,
The Zeus IDE has support for javascript:

http://www.zeusedit.com/features.html

It has features like JavaScript syntax highlighting,
ftp/sftp editing, project/workspace management,
integrated version control etc.

You can even write Zeus macros in JavaScript ;)
such as class/methods browsing, auto-complete,
Class browsing is automatically provided for all
file in the current project workspace.

The Zeus auto-complete is based on ctags and needs
to be user configured. For example this link shows
how Zeus can be configured for Java:

http://www.zeusedit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=731
and maybe a build-in debugger if possible?
Zeus has no JavaScript debugger support :(
I don't mind to pay for the editor, but what is the
best editor now in the market?
Zeus is shareware and has a 45 day fully functional
trial period.

Jussi Jumppanen
Author: Zeus for Windows

Jul 11 '06 #6

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