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JS development tool?

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I'm just wondering - is there a JS developing tool?

I'm using Notepad, IE and a lot of F5 key :-))
using some better text editor that highlights code is definitely better but
I never found debugging or similar functions in any tool

what do You use to code JS?

Gordan
Jul 20 '05 #1
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"Gordan" <go********@torkulMAKNI.hr> writes:
I'm just wondering - is there a JS developing tool?

I'm using Notepad, IE and a lot of F5 key :-)) .... what do You use to code JS?


Emacs and Opera. I.e., the same method as you. The advantage is that
Opera gives better error messages than IE (which is really
uninformative!). Mozilla also gives good error messages.

I use a Javascript "test bench" for testing ideas before adding them
to a page. <URL:http://www.infimum.dk/HTML/javascript/jstest6.html>

If I need to debug, I usually add alerts up to a point, then I start
the Venkman debugger in Mozilla.

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Jul 20 '05 #2

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"Gordan" <go********@torkulMAKNI.hr> wrote in message news:<bk**********@ls219.htnet.hr>...
I'm just wondering - is there a JS developing tool?

I'm using Notepad, IE and a lot of F5 key :-))
using some better text editor that highlights code is definitely better but
I never found debugging or similar functions in any tool

what do You use to code JS?


For syntax highlighting/coloring and code snippets, I like TextPad.
The Clipping Library for code snippets is a really useful feature.
Also, you can add your own commands to the menu. I use a script that,
combined with Douglas Crockford's JSLint, allows me to lint the
JavaScript code first from within the TextPad environment.

As for debugging IE web pages, Visual Studio .NET does an outstanding
job, in my opinion.

I have been playing with customizing DreamWeaver MX to be a better
JavaScript coding environment. If you use a naming convention with
your variables, you can get DW to pop-up object methods. For example,
if you name arrays using the pattern [some_value]_ary, when you type,
say, "messages_ary." the list of array methods will be displayed as
soon as you type the ".". All of these code hints and syntax colors
can be customized.

I tend to only use this when I am doing heavy web work at the same
time as the JavaScript work.

To be honest, my most common development "environment" is to have DW
open for the web pages, TextPad open for the JavaScript coding, a
custom HTA for the JavaScript code testing (looking for green
bars...), and Visual Studio .NET for debugging.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 19:44:16 +0200
"Gordan" <go********@torkulMAKNI.hr> wrote:
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I like the SciTE editor. It has syntax highlighting for a multitude of
languages, including JavaScript and HTML. It also has folding, which is
useful for long scripts. It runs on both Linux and Windows.

I am just beginning with JavaScript myself. I am currently interested in
animation so I first built a harness for running and debugging animation
pages. I used a two frame frameset, so that the program being tested
thought that it was running normally in the right frame. In the left
frame I put some controls that let me start, stop and single-step the
animation forward and backward and a TEXTAREA to display debugging code.
This turned out to be a very good project for getting my feet wet in
JavaScript as well as being a useful debugger.

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thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible,
because there will be no words in which to express it.
-- George Orwell, 1984

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