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Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!

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Dallas, GA
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Jul 20 '05 #1
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Hello,

I've been using EditPlus 2 since I began doing WebDev (PHP, HTML,
JavaScript).

Doesn't help w/ debugging but helps w/ nice editing features and syntax
highlighting.

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Elias
"JC Home" <je*****@comcast.net> wrote in message
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Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!

--
Jeff Ciaccio
Dallas, GA
(W) 678-494-7863 x-274
(Fax) (W) 678-494-7865
http://home.comcast.net/~ciaccio8515/

Jul 20 '05 #2

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Thanks! I just d/l it and will give it a whirl. Just seeing the syntax
highlighted will be nice.

BTW, somebody else recommended the debugger in Mozilla if you're interested.

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Jeff Ciaccio
Dallas, GA
(W) 678-494-7863 x-274
(Fax) (W) 678-494-7865
http://home.comcast.net/~ciaccio8515/
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Hello,

I've been using EditPlus 2 since I began doing WebDev (PHP, HTML,
JavaScript).

Doesn't help w/ debugging but helps w/ nice editing features and syntax
highlighting.

--
Elias
"JC Home" <je*****@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:0p********************@comcast.com...
Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!

--
Jeff Ciaccio
Dallas, GA
(W) 678-494-7863 x-274
(Fax) (W) 678-494-7865
http://home.comcast.net/~ciaccio8515/


Jul 20 '05 #3

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JC Home wrote:
Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions? JS Editor in Eclipse 2.1.x is quite decent (no debugging as far as I know)
or the Antechinus JS Editor (primitive debugging) or
DreamWeaver MX 2004

None of them is perfect but then again, its pretty difficult (still) to
find a *good* JS editor.

DCG
Thanks!!

Jul 20 '05 #4

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On Sat, 20 Dec 2003 12:25:10 -0500, JC Home wrote:
Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!


sciTE < http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html > is a powerful yet
semiunattractive source code editor with powerful highlighting, collapsing,
code completion and the sweet ability to highlight scripts in the <script>
tag as javascript, even though its highlighting HTML.

-Brian
Jul 20 '05 #5

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"JC Home" <je*****@comcast.net> writes:
I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?


Time spent learning emacs is repaid a hundredfold:
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

A javascript mode is standard - add the following lines to .emacs:
(require 'generic-x)
(add-to-list 'generic-extras-enable-list 'javascript-generic-mode)

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Jul 20 '05 #6

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You might check out Scryptik. The program is pretty newbee itself, but it has
some very useful features in it. It knows a lot about JavaScript, so it can do a
lot more than highlighting. It can spot a large class of problems (although I
disagree with many of its complaints). Its best feature is a function tree which
can be used for navigation. I am hoping that this programs improves
significantly over time. http://www.scryptik.com/index.php

Jul 20 '05 #7

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Douglas Crockford wrote:
You might check out Scryptik. The program is pretty newbee itself, but it has
some very useful features in it. It knows a lot about JavaScript, so it can do a
lot more than highlighting. It can spot a large class of problems (although I
disagree with many of its complaints). Its best feature is a function tree which
can be used for navigation. I am hoping that this programs improves
significantly over time. http://www.scryptik.com/index.php

Thx for the tip.
First look is quite ok.

F DCG
Jul 20 '05 #8

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JC Home wrote:
Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!


Just use Mozilla for all your internet surfing (web, email, usenet, irc)
and web design needs.

http://www.mozilla.org/
Jul 20 '05 #9

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digitalNeurosis28 wrote:
JC Home wrote:
Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!


Just use Mozilla for all your internet surfing (web, email, usenet, irc)
and web design needs.

http://www.mozilla.org/


And when you run across sites that are broken in Mozilla because the
page-author neglected to adhere to standards and wrote IE-only code?

--
Randy
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq/

Jul 20 '05 #10

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Randy Webb <hi************@aol.com> writes:

[use Mozilla]
And when you run across sites that are broken in Mozilla because the
page-author neglected to adhere to standards and wrote IE-only code?


Wince, shake head, shrug, and carry on. :)
/L 'uses Opera for all my browsing needs'
--
Lasse Reichstein Nielsen - lr*@hotpop.com
DHTML Death Colors: <URL:http://www.infimum.dk/HTML/rasterTriangleDOM.html>
'Faith without judgement merely degrades the spirit divine.'
Jul 20 '05 #11

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digitalNeurosis28 wrote:
I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

I like JEdit. It has color syntax, you can adjust the colors yourself.
Just use Mozilla for all your internet surfing (web, email, usenet, irc)
and web design needs.


I must admit the Javascript console in Mozilla (or any Gecko, I suspect)
saved my day more than once. But I want my hands on the code so no
authoring tools.
--
Bas Cost Budde
http://www.heuveltop.nl/BasCB

Jul 20 '05 #12

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Bas Cost Budde wrote:
digitalNeurosis28 wrote:
Just use Mozilla for all your internet surfing (web, email, usenet, irc)
and web design needs.


I must admit the Javascript console in Mozilla (or any Gecko, I suspect)
saved my day more than once. But I want my hands on the code so no
authoring tools.


Mozilla Composer includes a source code editor, so you could use it.

However, I am currently working with and recommend the JSEditor plugin
0.0.4 [1] for eclipse 3.0M6 [2]. eclipse is 1337 anyway (being an
open-source cross-platform Java-based editor platform, including a
sophisticated Java SDK), and the JSEditor uses its Outline View for
objects, methods and properties. The syntax highlighting of JSEditor
is basic (comments, strings and keywords only), but I hope it will
improve over time. eclipse, JSeditor and other editor plugins (like
PHPeclipse, BlackSun etc.) can be downloaded for free and can be used
freely (through the Common Public License). The only problem is that
there is hardly an editor plugin today which does *all* the syntax
highlighting and stuff. JSEditor knowns only JavaScript, PHPeclipse
only (X)HTML and PHP, and BlackSun (among other languages, but they
are seldom/never combined in one file) only HTML or CSS. So you need
to switch editor plugins often or live with parts of non-highlighted
code and missing features. Hopefully the next eclipse 3.0 milestone
will allow for editor overlay.

If you do not like that, check out Dreamweaver MX 6.1 _with_
_HomeSite/Coder's Layout_(!) [3] for Windows and Quanta+ [4]
for KDE which I have used before eclipse:

Dreamweaver MX's syntax highlighting is sophisticated (I must admit it
is better than of any other editor I have seen to date, including vi's),
and code snippets (you are advised to revise the predefined snippets and
tag library before you use them) and the Code Assist feature allows for
fast coding. To have a web site as a project allows for
uploading/synchronizing without an FTP client.

However, DW is fat in any way (about 200M on harddisk). If you want a
lightweight app with about the same editor features, I recommend
HomeSite 5 [5] (about 50M on HD) which editor is kind of a predecessor
for DW MX's editor (MM included features of HS in DW after they bought
the inventors of HS, Allaire Software, in 2001). But both apps are
30-day-trialware (without functional restriction during the trial
period, IIRC) and the full versions are quite expensive.

Quanta+ is the best web editor for KDE (on GNU/Linux) I have *seen* to
date. It includes Code Assist (my version did not for JavaScript code,
though), syntax highlighting for (X)HTML, JavaScript and PHP, and
basic upload capabilities, IIRC. As part of KDE, Quanta+ can be
downloaded for free and used freely as well (through the GNU General
Public License 2.0).
HTH

PointedEars
___________
[1] http://jseditor.sf.net/
[2] http://eclipse.org/
[3] http://macromedia.com/dreamweaver/
[4] http://quanta.sf.net/
[5] http://macromedia.com/homesite/
Jul 20 '05 #13

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I swear by Textpad for all my coding needs. You can download script files that will identify the code your writing in and
highlight accordingley. I use if for HTML, PHP, JavaScript, ASP and SQL.
http://www.textpad.com

Laurie
"Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn" <Po*********@web.de> wrote in message news:40**************@PointedEars.de...
Bas Cost Budde wrote:
digitalNeurosis28 wrote:
Just use Mozilla for all your internet surfing (web, email, usenet, irc)
and web design needs.


I must admit the Javascript console in Mozilla (or any Gecko, I suspect)
saved my day more than once. But I want my hands on the code so no
authoring tools.


Mozilla Composer includes a source code editor, so you could use it.

However, I am currently working with and recommend the JSEditor plugin
0.0.4 [1] for eclipse 3.0M6 [2]. eclipse is 1337 anyway (being an
open-source cross-platform Java-based editor platform, including a
sophisticated Java SDK), and the JSEditor uses its Outline View for
objects, methods and properties. The syntax highlighting of JSEditor
is basic (comments, strings and keywords only), but I hope it will
improve over time. eclipse, JSeditor and other editor plugins (like
PHPeclipse, BlackSun etc.) can be downloaded for free and can be used
freely (through the Common Public License). The only problem is that
there is hardly an editor plugin today which does *all* the syntax
highlighting and stuff. JSEditor knowns only JavaScript, PHPeclipse
only (X)HTML and PHP, and BlackSun (among other languages, but they
are seldom/never combined in one file) only HTML or CSS. So you need
to switch editor plugins often or live with parts of non-highlighted
code and missing features. Hopefully the next eclipse 3.0 milestone
will allow for editor overlay.

If you do not like that, check out Dreamweaver MX 6.1 _with_
_HomeSite/Coder's Layout_(!) [3] for Windows and Quanta+ [4]
for KDE which I have used before eclipse:

Dreamweaver MX's syntax highlighting is sophisticated (I must admit it
is better than of any other editor I have seen to date, including vi's),
and code snippets (you are advised to revise the predefined snippets and
tag library before you use them) and the Code Assist feature allows for
fast coding. To have a web site as a project allows for
uploading/synchronizing without an FTP client.

However, DW is fat in any way (about 200M on harddisk). If you want a
lightweight app with about the same editor features, I recommend
HomeSite 5 [5] (about 50M on HD) which editor is kind of a predecessor
for DW MX's editor (MM included features of HS in DW after they bought
the inventors of HS, Allaire Software, in 2001). But both apps are
30-day-trialware (without functional restriction during the trial
period, IIRC) and the full versions are quite expensive.

Quanta+ is the best web editor for KDE (on GNU/Linux) I have *seen* to
date. It includes Code Assist (my version did not for JavaScript code,
though), syntax highlighting for (X)HTML, JavaScript and PHP, and
basic upload capabilities, IIRC. As part of KDE, Quanta+ can be
downloaded for free and used freely as well (through the GNU General
Public License 2.0).
HTH

PointedEars
___________
[1] http://jseditor.sf.net/
[2] http://eclipse.org/
[3] http://macromedia.com/dreamweaver/
[4] http://quanta.sf.net/
[5] http://macromedia.com/homesite/

Jul 20 '05 #14

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Use HTML-Kit from http://www.chami.com/html-kit/. After you download it
(it's freeware), get the add-ons for JavaScript, including a XHTML
validator.

courtney

"digitalNeurosis28" <SP***************************@yahoo.ca> wrote in
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JC Home wrote:
Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!


Just use Mozilla for all your internet surfing (web, email, usenet, irc)
and web design needs.

http://www.mozilla.org/

Jul 20 '05 #15

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Download and try dreamweaver, like it and buy it. The MX 2004 version has
some bugs but has browser support and new html standards built in. I use it
to develop all my stuff. However I do it all by hand and don't use the
snippets or MM functions<Crap> It has great features and allow a pull down
for styles that are defined and good site management commands.
"JC Home" <je*****@comcast.net> wrote in message
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Hi all,

I am just learning JavaScript and would love to find a good editor that
helps with syntax and debugging. Any suggestions?

Thanks!!

--
Jeff Ciaccio
Dallas, GA
(W) 678-494-7863 x-274
(Fax) (W) 678-494-7865
http://home.comcast.net/~ciaccio8515/

Jul 23 '05 #16

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