need to find javascript IDE for Mint

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need to find javascript IDE for Mint

Postby Eyeteeorg » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:13 pm

I'm finding that the Scratchpad in the version of Firefox that comes bundled with Mint 14 Cinnamon is not ideal for testing javascript code. Just now, it ran some code and returned true, but when I tried to rerun the code unchanged, it returned /* undefined */ and refused to run it. Also, it returns /* undefined */ for console.log() statements and intermittently for alert() statements (sometimes it will run an alert() statement and sometimes it will refuse). In short, Scratchpad appears to be buggy.

Can someone recommend a lightweight IDE that I can use for javascript testing and debugging without first having to become a wizard at java rather than javascript? I mean something that properly executes .js files with a minimum of preparatory fuss.

Thanks for all responses.

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Re: need to find javascript IDE for Mint

Postby xenopeek » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:20 am

You can probably pick some ideas from here: ... JavaScript. You can see a few are getting very old, and others aren't cross-platform so not useful to you. Now about the running and testing of JavaScript code in the IDE, I don't know which ones do that but it looks like WebStorm does this and is the most up-to-date and mature offering. It is proprietary software, and after a 30 day trial you would have to pay a license fee (prices).

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