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    Can someone recommend me a good free javascript editor?

    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the forum, just registered today. And I'm wondering whats the best javascript editor out there?

    I'm going to school for web development and I'm taking a javascript class next semester, the problem is the class is online so i have to teach myself.

    I have previous coding experience with html, css, actionscript 2 and coldfusion.

    I want to know whats the best editor out there is? I have used Dreamweaver for my previous coding and i don't like it. It feels to bloated and has way to much stuff i never use.

    Anyone want to share what they use? Make me a recommendation, it doesn't matter weather its for mac or pc. I have a macbook pro i use for school and i already have a a copy of adobe creative suite 5 for mac and Visual studio 2010 for windows.

    Anyone ever use visual studio for web development?

    I would really appreciate any help you can give me. Anyway thanks for reading my long post, and any advice is really appreciated.

    Thank You,

    Last edited by emiljan; 12-20-2010 at 06:20 AM.

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    Supreme Master coder! Philip M's Avatar
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    I would advise that if you aspire to be a professional you junk all these code generators.

    Answer: Notepad Notetab CuteHTML.

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    Well, if you use Visual Studio as *JUST* an editor, it's fine. Gives you intellisense in JavaScript as well as helping keep your HTML tags correct. If you tell it you are creating an HTML page, it drops in some minimal HTML "boiler plate" code (just a few lines), but you can wipe all that out and write it all yourself and still get the HTML validation and JS intellisense. Just be sure you specify a DOCTYPE so that it will do the right kind of HTML validation.

    NOTE: This includes the freebie Visual Web Developer Express, by the by.
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