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JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, Sixth Edition by Phil Ballard

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Appendix A. Tools for JavaScript Development

JavaScript development doesn’t require any special tools or software other than a text editor and a browser.

Most operating systems come bundled with at least one of each, and in many cases these tools will be more than sufficient for you to write your code.

However, many alternative and additional tools are available, some of which are described here.

Tip

Be sure to check the license terms on the individual websites and/or included in the download package.

Editors

The choice of an editor program is a personal thing, and most programmers have their favorite. Listed in the following sections are some popular, free editors that you can try.

Notepad++

If you develop on the Windows platform, you’re ...

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