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Dear Friends,

Hi, I was wondering what are the key differences between each of the IDE's used to write JavaScript code.

I thank you for your answer in advance.

 
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Chris,
I've edited your subject to make it more obvious what you want to know.

I've used VS Code and Eclipse (and notepad), but I don't do complex JavaScript.
 
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Hardly an easy question to answer. They steal ideas from each other all the time.

I like Eclipse, but that's because Eclipse has a multitude of plug-ins for all sorts of environments (and not just program development ones) and allows me to run a connected suite of apps in different languages on different machines at the same time.

IntelliJ Idea is somewhat similar, but not as extensive in the multi-application space. On the other hand, it's usually much more friendly with the average programmer's needs.

I don't know what, if any NetBeans support for JavaScript there is, but a lot of shops (and developers in general) like it - Sun used to push it as their reference development platform before the Oracle buyout.

Speaking of Oracle, they used to have an IDE of their own, but outside the Oracle bubble it wasn't seen that often and I have no idea about doing JavaScript editing with it.

For the die-hards, there are IDE JavaScript plugins for Emacs and vi/vim. Don't laugh. I often use Emacs to edit node.js stuff (or vi, or nano). Emacs may be a bloated monster, but it still launches faster than the Java IDEs like Eclipse when I need a quick edit.

And then again, some people just use their local notepad application.
 
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What kind of JavaScript? Embedded in HTML or JSP pages? Or stand-alone as with NodeJS? Or a SPA using React, Angular, or VueJS?

Some tools are better than others for each of these types of JavaScript.
 
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There are varieties of IDE's available. Some of them are free and others are purchasable. I tried notepad, atom, and bracket so far. Atom is colorful and attractive to write a code. However, I like using bracket because it closes your opening tag and allows you to run your code. It also helps us with auto-completion.
 
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Visual Studio Code is a brand new editor from Microsoft. Code is a lightweight, cross platform editor in the spirit of Sublime Text or Atom.
 
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sonai kale wrote:Visual Studio Code is a brand new editor from Microsoft. Code is a lightweight, cross platform editor in the spirit of Sublime Text or Atom.



I forgot about that one. I haven't used VS for years, since I haven't developed software for Windows for about a decade now.

But VS runs on more than just Windows these days. It's not only available on MacOS, but there are ready-to-install packages for the Debian and RPM-based Linux distros. 32-bit only, however.
 
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Tim Holloway wrote:I don't know what, if any NetBeans support for JavaScript there is, but a lot of shops (and developers in general) like it - Sun used to push it as their reference development platform before the Oracle buyout.



Netbeans has JavaScript facilities under "HTML5 Applications"
 
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WebStorm is THE IDE for HTML and JavaScript development. I know several professional developers that swear by it for developing Ionic mobile applications.
 
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