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10 Popular IDEs Java Developers Can Use

10 Popular IDEs Java Developers Can Use

  • Atom IDE
  • Brackets
  • Eclipse 2018 with JavaScript Development Tools
  • Komodo Edit
  • Light Table
  • NetBeans 10.0
  • RJ TextEd
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio 2017
  • WebStorm

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is crucial while coding for larger programming projects as they help in handling the code smoothly by providing syntax highlighting, auto-completion of code, tools debugging and other features. JavaScript is a dynamic language that also has gained prominence for backend development with Node.js. In this article, we list down 10 IDEs for JavaScript. Some of them are cross-platform IDEs.


1| Atom IDE

Atom IDE is released from beta and is supported by the open-source community. This open-source text and code editor enables the users to install third-party packages in order to customise the features according to your preference. The editor is supported for plug-ins written in Node.js and embedded Git Control which is developed by GitHub. Atom is based on Electron, a framework which enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js.

Click here to get started with Atom.

2| Brackets

This open-source modern text editor is able to understand web design and is easy to design in the browser. It is a lightweight and powerful text-editor which is blended with visual tools to get the right amount of support whenever needed. This editor lets you open a window into the code instead of switching between the file tabs and you will also be able to get a real-time connection to your browser.

Click here to get started with Brackets.

3| Eclipse 2018 with JavaScript Development Tools

This is one of the most used Java IDEs which provides Eclipse Platform plug-ins that implements an IDE supporting the development of JavaScript applications and JavaScript within web applications. It adds a JavaScript project type and perspective to the Eclipse Workbench as well as a number of views, editors, wizards, and builders. It includes features such as Bower, npm, JSON editor, ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) parser, Node.js support and JavaScript Build Tools (Gulp / Grunt).

Click here to get started with Eclipse 2018.

4| Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit is an integrated,multi-platform as well as multi-language development environment for the creation of dynamic web applications. It includes basic functions including syntax checking, auto-completion, language highlighting. This IDE works on various dynamic languages such as Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, HTML and many more.

Click here to get started with Komodo Edit.

5| Light Table

This IDE is developed by Chris Granger and Robert Attorri which features real-time feedback allowing instant execution, debugging as well as access to documentation. It is easily customisable and is able to display anything that a Chromium browser can. It also has a powerful plug-in system that allows almost any aspect of the editor to be extended and customised.

Click here to get started with Light Table.

6| NetBeans 10.0

Apache NetBeans 10.0 is the second major release of the Apache NetBeans IDE which was released in Dec 2018. This is much more than a text editor as it highlights source code syntactically as well as semantically. It provides editors, wizards, etc. to help you create applications in Java, PHP, and many other languages. To build Apache NetBeans (incubating) 10.0 from the source you need Oracle’s Java 8 or Open JDK v8 or Apache Ant 1.10 or greater.

Click here to get started with NetBeans 10.0.

7| RJ TextEd

This IDE is a full-featured text and source editor with Unicode support and is very powerful as it supports a number of languages including JavaScript, PHP, HTML, and many others. The functionality extends beyond text file and includes features like spell checking, auto-completion, email support,  HTML validation, advanced with regular expressions, templates and many more.

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Click here to get started with RJ TextEd.

8| Visual Studio Code

This IDE is a lightweight yet powerful source code editor. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, Node.js, and TypeScript and has extensions for various other languages including Python, PHP, C#, etc. It offers smart completion based on variable types with IntelliSense, built-in Git Integration, debugging code from the editor, etc.

Click here to get started with Visual Studio Code.

9| Visual Studio 2017

This is a fully featured integrated development environment for Android, iOS, Windows, web, etc. This IDE enables you to write code accurately and efficiently without losing the current file context and guides you with live assistants as you write codes. It has extensions for various languages like Python, JavaScript, C++, and many others. You can easily zoom into details such as call structure, related functions, check-ins, and test status.

Click here to get started with Visual Studio Code.

10| WebStorm

This is one of the most popular IDEs offered by JetBrains which is used for JavaScript development. The features include in this IDE such as easy identification of errors, code completion and also has a built-in debugger for the client-side code including Node.js applications.

Click here to get started with Webstorm.

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