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11-14-2005, 08:51 PM
Does anybody know a good JavaScript editor?
I’ve tried three: “Antechinus JavaScript Editor”, “Yaldex JSFactory” and “Javascript plus”.
But I don’t know which is better.
Does anybody have any idea? May be more editors?

11-15-2005, 09:26 AM
vim (http://www.vim.org/) ;)

11-15-2005, 10:15 AM
For windows, Edit Pad Pro.

11-15-2005, 11:22 AM
Vim has a Windows version (http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc) too.

11-15-2005, 02:46 PM
It would be great to have a javascript editor that automatically caught syntax and typing errors, and automatically formatted and perhaps even color-coded parts of your text, i.e., html, xhtml, javascript & css.

Do any of the editors mentioned above do that?

11-15-2005, 07:59 PM
Yes. I think “Yaldex JSFactory” does most of this (may be all?).

11-15-2005, 08:05 PM
Vim does the colour-formatting bit, though not the others.

11-17-2005, 03:03 PM
Looks like you have to buy JSfactory. But it seems to be a good product...
I was hoping for some Linux open source freeware...
oh well.

11-17-2005, 04:24 PM
Quanta is quite good, though it doesn't have syntax/typo checking for Javascript. xored's TruStudio (http://www.xored.com/trustudio) appears to have ECMAScript syntax checking. Haven't tested this.

11-17-2005, 10:57 PM
Edit Pad Pro has a nice feature where if you click or otherwise position the cursor just before a bracket or parenthesis, it draws a 1px box around it and either the corresponding begin or end symbol for it. Works with [, { and (. I believe this behavior is configurable to include any symbol pairing you like. It also will handle a wide variety of languages. It also does syntax highlighting, also configurable but, the defaults are very good. Allows a clip collection for each file type (language). I like it. I do still use FF's console to debug code sometimes though, as it is very hard to miss errors with that.

11-18-2005, 04:27 PM
Just about every editor under the sun has the feature John mentioned above :)
Including all those I suggested.

12-01-2005, 11:58 PM
I always use Yaldex JSFactory.

12-03-2005, 02:34 AM
Usually its hard to find editors that automatically fix stuff, I use PHP Designer 2005, which is free program (search it) and it syntax highlights everything (which u can define), so it knows if something is a function or not, however JavaScript is such a complex language (because its client side and every browser is different, and there are million objects), and ofcourse JSON and DOM JS and AJAX can all differ in JavaScript, you can't highlight everything. However PHP designer highlights almost ALL languages there is..

12-09-2005, 12:09 AM
My preference is Yaldex JSFactory.

12-09-2005, 01:52 PM
I'm guessing "Hugo" and "Himler" are one and the same? Probably Yaldex employees?

12-10-2005, 08:16 PM
IF it is, then yaldex needs to buy a new website (really ugly website)... PM ME :P

12-10-2005, 08:18 PM
EditPad Lite, free, best editor I ever used. Tabbed Windows.