JavaScript Tools and Applications for Developers


show more Unlike iOS or .NET programming, working with JavaScript doesn't require any special tools. However, if you want to code faster and more accurately, it helps to have a dedicated code editor, a stable web browser, and a debugger. In this JavaScript tutorial, Simon Allardice shows where to get Aptana, Firefox, and Firebug so you can start coding. show less
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Getting to know the tools and applications

Some programming languages are tied closely to certain development environments and platforms. If you tell me you're writing iPhone apps, I'm going to assume you're using Objective-C, on a Mac, using Xcode. If you're writing.NET apps, you're probably using Visual Studio on a PC. JavaScript has no such association. There is no one true program here, or one true platform. It's as agnostic as they come. So when I'm asked what application I'd recommend for writing and editing JavaScript, my answer is "Whatever you're using already." If you use Dreamweaver to make your web pages, stay there to write your JavaScript, or Coda, TextMate, BBEdit, Visual Studio, Eclipse, Komodo, Emacs, Vi, or whatever, if you know your way around it, stay there.

Every modern web-development or programming application supports JavaScript editing. Now for some of this course, I'm going to use Aptana Studio available from aptana.com. And I'm using this here for two m...

Getting to know the tools and applications
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Unlike iOS or .NET programming, working with JavaScript doesn't require any special tools. However, if you want to code faster and more accurately, it helps to have a dedicated code editor, a stable web browser, and a debugger. In this JavaScript tutorial, Simon Allardice shows where to get Aptana, Firefox, and Firebug so you can start coding.

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