Updated May 8, 2023
2. Komodo Edit
3. Visual Studio Code
It is the most popular IDE in the market not only for JS but several other languages since it supports more than 40 languages. It is a free and cross-platform IDE that works very well for the development of frontend items.VS Code offers remarkable features like smart completion feature with IntelliSense, inbuilt Git integration, the capability to debug code from the editor itself and much more. Its beauty lies in the fact that it is very extensible and is available with several customization options with the many extensions it supports. It also provides support for a variety of languages; making it more understandable as to why it was voted as the most popular developer tool forStackoverflow’s 2019 Developer Survey.
4. Atom IDE
It is one of the best code editors available for web development and owned by Adobe. As it is developed using frontend components; Brackets provides a native-like and smooth editing experience for software developers and programmers without any issues related to compatibility. Especially due to its feature to preview the output live, Brackets is integrated with the browser and can directly push code edits to it almost instantly. Software developers can make changes and check the code files and the browser-based live preview simultaneously without any difficulty. Also, the Quick Edit UI ensures that developers have the right set of tools available at hand despite the kind of code they are developing. With all of these features, it is supervising that Brackets is available for free and is open source.
EcmaScript’s latest version ES6 provides many powerful concepts although its supports are not available everywhere. So a common way of using it would be to transpile it into ES5 code. This can be achieved through Grunt, Gulp, Webpack or Babel. Babel was created by Sebastian McKenzien, a JS developer at Facebook In 2014. It was initially called 6to5 but was renamed to Babel later. Babel is a library and it is mostly used to convert between version od ECMAScript code after 2015 into backward compatible code for it to run smoothly in current and older browsers or environments. Here are the main things Babel can help you achieve like it helps you transform the syntax, provides features that are missing in your target environment and helps you with source code transformations too! The latest version of Babel, Babel 6 is focused on making Babel more pluggable. Babel is available in the NPM directory and can be installed locally with the following commands :
npm install –save-dev @babel/core @babel/cli
There are several tools available for the installation of Babel off which BabelCLI is a recommended and built-in method that works on the command line.