What are the best JavaScript IDEs or editors?

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    Udemy

    KB
    Kenneth Brown
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "I needed to go deeper with java and my friend Jason suggested I try one of these udemy courses. I went with the complete java masterclass. Best decision I could ever make. It not only refreshed my knowledge but taught me some new things I didn't know. Very useful!"
    1. 29
      WebStorm
      Webstorm is a lightweight and powerful JavaScript IDE developed by JetBrains. It can easily handle complex client-side and server-side development with Node.js
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $5.9 - Varies by plan

      GB
      George Black
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "I like the idea of color coding to label certain actions, and I also like the overall color theme (dark). The small size is nice, since all it is, is an editor, and..."
      GB
      George Black
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "I like the idea of color coding to label certain actions, and I also like the overall color theme (dark). The small size is nice, since all it is, is an editor, and therefore I can't imagine why it'd be big in the first place."
      AL
      Angela Lee
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "WebStorm is an IDE must for power users. It has features that I can only find with this editor."
      JC
      Jane Campbell
      Written on May 31, 2017
      "More than 4 star solution. WebStorm is a very well loved JavaScript program. Great solution."
    2. 27
      Atom
      Atom is a text editor for Elixir IDEs that has modern and subtle looks and is also perfectly hackable for its own customization for your own needs. It also has a lot of features like cross-platform editing and smart autocompletion.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

      JM
      Jeffrey Miller
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "Atom is great hackable solution for a JavaScript editor. Actually Atom is great solution for any programmer who needs a inexpensive alternative to Sublime. Atom is fully..."
      JM
      Jeffrey Miller
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "Atom is great hackable solution for a JavaScript editor. Actually Atom is great solution for any programmer who needs a inexpensive alternative to Sublime. Atom is fully customizable, giving you the option to change the interface, add scripts and other add-ons. Worth the download, and since it is free it is definitely worth trying."
      BP
      Brenda Payne
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "Atom is a clean, fast and highly-effective text editor for development. It is one of the best resources out there and it's free!"
    3. 23
      Vim

      Vim is an open-source configurable text editor that is compatible with either Windows or Mac operating system. It has a license which is GPL-compatible and is free for users to download and install to their computer.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

      HM
      Hansika Mukopadhyay
      Written on February 18, 2017
      "This is not a good solution, Vim deal with being a text editor. it doesn't deal with the coding or issues that Java has so it would not work out."
      HM
      Hansika Mukopadhyay
      Written on February 18, 2017
      "This is not a good solution, Vim deal with being a text editor. it doesn't deal with the coding or issues that Java has so it would not work out."
      LC
      Linda Crawford
      Written on June 1, 2017
      "Vim is a good IDE because this text editor works with so many different programming languages. It's stable and has a great plugin system."
      LA
      Lawrence Alvarez
      Written on July 27, 2017
      "This is a good solution for a JavaScript IDE or editor."
    1. 22
      Brackets
      Brackets is an open-source text editor that is mainly for web designing. It is compatible with computers that have a Microsoft Windows, macOS, or Linux operating system. Brackets is made with JavaScript.
      Software

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

      CM
      Claire Ma
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "I think this is a pretty good solution for the problem. It seems to have a lot of information and relates to the problem at hand."
      CM
      Claire Ma
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "I think this is a pretty good solution for the problem. It seems to have a lot of information and relates to the problem at hand."
      AR
      Amanda Ramirez
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "This text editor makes it easy to design within your browser. It's great for anyone in marketing or web development."
      JA
      Janet Allen
      Written on June 28, 2017
      "Brackets is a good choice for anyone who wants to learn JavaScript IDEs. It's a powerful text editor."
    2. 21
      IntelliJ IDEA
      IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE for the JVM platform created by Jetbrains. It features coding assistance, built-in tools and integration and plugin ecosystem, supporting a lot of languages and frameworks. It has a free version and a paid subscription version. 
       
      Software

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      $14.9 - Varies by plan

      LF
      Lisa Fields
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "I was intrigued when I read that this program had a coding assistance feature. Along with the other features this is a good tool. Again, it may be better on a Windows..."
      LF
      Lisa Fields
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "I was intrigued when I read that this program had a coding assistance feature. Along with the other features this is a good tool. Again, it may be better on a Windows computer."
      HR
      Henry Roberts
      Written on June 26, 2017
      "I am amazed with this powerful tool. I enjoy the code completion and on-the-fly code analysis. The features make this a very productive tool for me."
      JF
      Jeffrey Fox
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "IntelliJ IDEA is a Java IDE useful to most developers. The UI and layout of the IDE is one of the best I've ever seen and I like the dark theme."
    3. 20
      Emacs
      Emacs is a free text editor compatible with computers running in Linux, Windows, or Mac operating system. It has other features like its high customizable options, self-documenting and that works in real time display.
      Software

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

      SS
      Sara Stephens
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "What can you say about JavaScripts but BORING and tedious. However this editor takes the tediousness out of the equation. They've fixed a lot of the bugs this program had..."
      SS
      Sara Stephens
      Written on May 17, 2017
      "What can you say about JavaScripts but BORING and tedious. However this editor takes the tediousness out of the equation. They've fixed a lot of the bugs this program had when it first launched. It makes life a lot easier for the programmers like my husband who are still writing in code."
      TW
      Terry Woods
      Written on June 20, 2017
      "I had a fun time using Emacs. The self-documenting feature saved me a lot of hassle."
    4. 17
      Codenvy
      Codenvy provides an agile and collaborative workspace for making development more agile. Codenvy can be installed behind a corporate firewall, in a private cloud or as SaaS at Codenvy.com. 
      Software

      Mac, Windows

      $10 - Varies by plan

      VM
      Vincent May
      Written on August 4, 2017
      "I love to edit Javascript, but some of the methods were cumbersome. I searched for help and could find nothing. I then was told about Codenvy, which gave me an easy to use..."
      VM
      Vincent May
      Written on August 4, 2017
      "I love to edit Javascript, but some of the methods were cumbersome. I searched for help and could find nothing. I then was told about Codenvy, which gave me an easy to use work-space to make these Javascript edits. Set your storage to a local computer or a cloud means you can take your work with you."
      TD
      Tejas Dasgupta
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "The solution is the perfect result for the topic. It is a highly rated JavaScript IDE that offers many options for professionals and enthusiasts alike."
      SK
      Sai Kapoor
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "This is a flashy new site to help out with your javascript development needs. They don't have much of a reputation yet so use at your own risk."
    5. 15
      Sublime Text

      Sublime Text is a paid HTML and PHP editor that offers a free trial for users to evaluate the product. It offers cross-platform support aside from Multi-Line selection and editing. The software also supports Haxe and OpenFL integration.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $80

      JA
      Juan Antonio Ortega
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "Sublime Text 3 is still in beta. Usually this is fine and normal. With Sublime Text 3 I ran into too many problem and frustrating issues. Great concept, too poor execution."
      JA
      Juan Antonio Ortega
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "Sublime Text 3 is still in beta. Usually this is fine and normal. With Sublime Text 3 I ran into too many problem and frustrating issues. Great concept, too poor execution."
      AJ
      Arjun Jayaraman
      Written on July 19, 2017
      "While not my strong suit on the topic it will get the job done. There are more useful tools, but this will help."
    6. 13
      Komodo IDE
      Komodo IDE is faster and easier-to-use. New integrations with build systems let you stay in-the-zone and get more done. Get your favorite frameworks, languages, and tools in one cross-platform, polygot IDE.
      Software

      Windows

      $295 - Varies by plan

      ZH
      Zheng Hao
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "Komodo IDE is one of the best editors I have ever used. I got my framework down to an art using this."
      ZH
      Zheng Hao
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "Komodo IDE is one of the best editors I have ever used. I got my framework down to an art using this."
      EK
      Edward Keller
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "This product helps computer,developers to write code faster and more accurately. You can debug applications using a remote server. A collaboration feature allows a team to simultaneously view and edit your work and code profiling allows the user to review their code on a function by function basis. Manu features and a very useful tool for programmers."
      HW
      Harry Wallace
      Written on May 30, 2017
      "Komodo is a nice IDE for HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Flask and Django. Unfortunately, this comes with a price and its quite hefty - $295 per license for a small team or $1675 /5 licenses (with upgrades/support) for larger teams. It's an all-in-one IDE package, though!"
    7. 10
      Neovim
      A "next generation" Vim effort. Major overhaul to support more powerful plugins and better integration with tools such as IDEs.
      Software

      Windows, Other Platform, Mac

      Free

      CS
      Catherine Schmidt
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "When you want to get your work in Java done fast, Neovim's your tool. It makes getting things done so much easier, and even helps you find your mistakes. I can't recommend it..."
      CS
      Catherine Schmidt
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "When you want to get your work in Java done fast, Neovim's your tool. It makes getting things done so much easier, and even helps you find your mistakes. I can't recommend it enough, and I hate Java with a passion."
      ZS
      Zachary Stanley
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Neovim really changed my way of working with java. The integration tools are so intuitive and clear that I couldn't think of using anything else. You can even use it easily for your most powerful plugins."
      EL
      Elizabeth Lawson
      Written on March 30, 2017
      "Neovim would not be helpful at all for this issue. It deals with plugs and not specific Javascript and wouldn't help anyone with this issue."
    8. 9
      Visual Studio

      Visual Studio is a fully-featured integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer programs  Android, iOS, Windows, and web developed by Microsoft. It is used to write native code and manage them.

      Software

      Windows

      Free - Varies by plan

      JJ
      Jason James
      Written on June 10, 2017
      "Visual Studio is a fantastic tool, even as its free base version. I've used this for countless hours of editing C++ coding and yes, it can be used for JavaScript as well...."
      JJ
      Jason James
      Written on June 10, 2017
      "Visual Studio is a fantastic tool, even as its free base version. I've used this for countless hours of editing C++ coding and yes, it can be used for JavaScript as well. There's absolutely no downside to trying it out and if you like it, buying the better version will go a long ways."
      OO
      Olivia Ortega
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "If you are a developer then Visual Studio will you work within the integrated development environment. this site will help you wrote code quickly and collaborate with others."
      FC
      Frank Cunningham
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "Visual Studio was very easy and fun to use. I had a great time editing my video with Visual Studio."
    9. 9
      Spacemacs

      Spacemacs is a text editor built atop GNU Emacs for Unix-like that is a free and open source. It has both graphical and commands line user-interfaces executable under X display. Its text editor has a feature that allows syntax highlighting for most of the programming languages. 


      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

      LL
      Lauren Lane
      Written on May 22, 2017
      "Although this solution was a little more confusing, it did include useful information for this problem. It says it is workable through MacOS, but it was slow on my computer...."
      LL
      Lauren Lane
      Written on May 22, 2017
      "Although this solution was a little more confusing, it did include useful information for this problem. It says it is workable through MacOS, but it was slow on my computer. It may have worked better on windows."
      AS
      Andrea Schneider
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "Spacemacs is THE emacs free open source editor. I mentioned it's open source right? VIM users (and non-vim still) can greatly benefit from using this beauty."
    10. 7
      Komodo Edit

      Komodo Edit is an open-source text editor and is free for users to download to their computers. It comes with a free text editor for all types of dynamic programming languages. Komodo edit is the counterpart of the Komodo IDE.

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free

      MK
      Michael Kennedy
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "This Komodo Edit its more of a simpler (elegant nonetheless) version of its IDE counterpart. To me. it feels very intuitive, non-complicated and with all basic features..."
      MK
      Michael Kennedy
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "This Komodo Edit its more of a simpler (elegant nonetheless) version of its IDE counterpart. To me. it feels very intuitive, non-complicated and with all basic features necessary. I use it for editing HTML, XML and text files basically. It's definitely not the best available HTML editor out there but its free and useful. I recommend it if you are developer more than a designer."
      EW
      Eugene Washington
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "JavaScript editors are a dime a dozen, but Komodo is pretty neat. It's free, and open source which is good because people are updating it all the time. I would recommend this for those who want to save money, but do the basic JavaScript editing you need."
      RX
      Rebecca Xu
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "Komodo has proven to be one of my favorite editors. It's simple on the surface, yet incredibly powerful underneath the hood."
    11. 4
      Notepad++

      Notepad++ is a free source code editor based on Scintilla, an editing component. It runs in the Microsoft Windows environment and is licensed by GNU General Public License.

      Software

      Windows

      Free

      TD
      Tammy Daniels
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "Looks great. Doesn't seem like you would need any other type of writing program if you have this. I would definitely plan to download it."
      TD
      Tammy Daniels
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "Looks great. Doesn't seem like you would need any other type of writing program if you have this. I would definitely plan to download it."
      JM
      Jessica May
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "I needed javascript IDEs or editors for my work. I found notepad++ to be perfect and free source, so there was no issue to acquire it."
    12. 4
      Codelobster
      Codelobster simplifies the development for PHP with the implemented system for autocompleting features for PHP, HTML, Javascript and CSS. 

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Linux

      Free - Varies by plan

      AW
      Amber Walsh
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "Editing Javascript can be done without much issues if you use a program like Codelobster. It makes developing and troubleshooting code much easier. It has an autocomplete..."
      AW
      Amber Walsh
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "Editing Javascript can be done without much issues if you use a program like Codelobster. It makes developing and troubleshooting code much easier. It has an autocomplete feature which will help cut down on technical errors and bugs."
      LG
      Lu Gong
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "This site provides a lot of great features, and it is free. It is versatile and can provide for many languages and many common operating systems."
      JG
      Juan Greene
      Written on May 20, 2017
      "I don't know anything about coding or writing script. Check it out for yourself and see if this is something you would use."
    13. 1
      NetBeans IDE
      NetBeans IDE includes project types for C and C++ and appropriate project templates. You can work with and create C/C++ applications with dynamic and static libraries, and you can also create C/C++ projects from existing code.
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

      DK
      Debra Keller
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "NetBeans includes a lot of lot of code and project types in C and C++, allowing you to easily start a project. It lets you play around a lot more and figure out projects."
      DK
      Debra Keller
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "NetBeans includes a lot of lot of code and project types in C and C++, allowing you to easily start a project. It lets you play around a lot more and figure out projects."
      EW
      Eugene Woods
      Written on July 10, 2017
      "I loved using NetBeans IDE. It helped me a ton with my C++ project and it will help you too."
      MH
      Michelle Henderson
      Written on June 6, 2017
      "Finding the right IDE for you while coding can be annoying, but this one is great."

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    Summary

    Best JavaScript IDEs or editors
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 WebStorm Software 29 Paid
    2 Atom Software 27 Free
    3 Vim Software 23 Free
    4 Brackets Software 22 Free
    5 IntelliJ IDEA Software 21 Paid
    6 Emacs Software 20 Free
    7 Codenvy Software 17 Paid
    8 Sublime Text Software 15 Paid
    9 Komodo IDE Software 13 Paid
    10 Neovim Software 10 Free
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