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igor-111
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?

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

jscheuer1
11-15-2005, 10:15 AM
For windows, Edit Pad Pro.

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

Wedgy
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?

igor-111
11-15-2005, 07:59 PM
Yes. I think “Yaldex JSFactory” does most of this (may be all?).

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

Wedgy
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.

Twey
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.

jscheuer1
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.

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

Hugo
12-01-2005, 11:58 PM
I always use Yaldex JSFactory.
http://yaldex.com/JSFactory_Pro.htm

execute
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..

Himler
12-09-2005, 12:09 AM
My preference is Yaldex JSFactory.
http://yaldex.com/JSFactory_Pro.htm

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

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

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