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20 Jan 2008, 8:00 PM

I've decided to use the Ext2.0 Javascript Library to build my app, but since I'm new to client-based web development, I wanted to know the tools that you guys use on a daily basis to code in Javascript / Ext :)

Debugger? (firebug)?
IDE? (notepad++?)
Javascript compressor maybe? :-?
Navigators : Opera, Firefox with extensions

Thank you!

20 Jan 2008, 9:12 PM
1) Firebug
2) Visual Studio 2005
3) I don't bother with a compressor, though Dean Edwards' packer is good
4) I usually test my stuff in IE7/FF2.x

20 Jan 2008, 11:03 PM
1) Firebug,aptana Web Development(Eclipse plugin)
2) Eclipse
3) Eclipse
4) IE6/FireFox

20 Jan 2008, 11:04 PM
Personally i use Dreamweaver and firefox mainly. We use Coldfusion 8... the two work super sweet together!

Here's a post from just recently also:

Check out this page from the wiki also:

21 Jan 2008, 9:23 AM
another vote for firebug and aptana.
In addition to the implied firefox, i also test in ie6 and ie7 (http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE rocks!)

21 Jan 2008, 8:29 PM
I tried Aptana, It's really great. Beautiful interface, documentation, tooltips and code coloring.
But I decided to not use it after seeing that java.exe takes 256 megs of ram after 10 minutes of work with Aptana. I don't understand how an IDE can take 256 megs of ram because of a few widgets. It's too heavy, so I won't be using it...
I have customized a Javascript style for Notepad++ (the default style is horrible), I tried to copy TextMate's Javascript style and now I think it's really neat :)

22 Jan 2008, 9:53 AM
Komodo IDE is great and has ext plugin. Works ok.

Komodo Edit is free but I haven't tried it.

22 Jan 2008, 10:03 AM
I use Crimson Editor (www.crimsoneditor.com) - it's free text-editor with some nice features - and it's a few years old.

Other than that, IE6, IE7, Firefox, Firebug, and Zend Studio.

22 Jan 2008, 10:06 AM
yeah, i really really dislike java's memory requirements (aptana is an eclipse plugin, which is a java app) but its still worth it to me.