by Anna Kane , 8 months ago
With too many IDEs on the market, it can get pretty confusing choosing the best one to work with. Well, I wish I could say there is a perfect tool for all projects. But that is far from the truth.
To pick the best among the lot, one has to consider everything from the nature of the task, the work environment, essential features, and the user competence.
Difference Between IDE and Code Editors
Basically, an IDE is a complete software that allows you do just about anything without any hassle. It enables developers to write, modify, execute, debug, and deploy code.
In addition, IDEs are built with support for AML systems such as GitHub
A source code, on the other hand, is the lighter version of an IDE. It comes with fewer features and does not do so well with debugging. Ideally, developers will readily pick an IDE over a source code editor. Again, this depends on the aforementioned factors.
1. Visual Studio
Unarguably, Visual Studio is one of the best JS IDEs on the planet. Designed primarily for developers looking to build computer programs on Windows platform, this IDE comes packed with rich features. You can totally scale a project without any hitch. You have everything from class designer to code refactoring, code profiler, code completion, code debugger, database schema designer, and a truckload of others. Even more, the software allows users to extend its capabilities to hundreds of plugins.
2. AWS Cloud9
Released in 2010, AWS Cloud9 has proved that it is here to stay. As one of the early JS IDEs in the market, you bet this IDE comes with the whole package - and a little more. With this software, you can enjoy everything from code editing to code completion, language analysis, syntax highlighting, name refactoring, debugging, and extensive AML support.
Our list will be incomplete without highlighting this Java-dedicated IDE. Released in 1997, NetBeans is one of the oldest Java IDEs on the market. Over the years, it proved that age has only made it better. If you are looking for a super easy-to-use JS IDE that boasts all the essential features, you should give this software a try!
4. Code Anywhere
As a cloud IDE, it also allows you to connect your Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive.
While this IDE will require you to shell out some cash, it is, in fact, one of the best IDEs there is. Besides its basic IDE features (code editing, code completion, code refactoring, debugging, etc), this software comes with advanced features that make it an indispensable tool in any developer toolkit. For starters, it can code in different languages other than JS and it sits at the top of the list of best supported and updated offerings on the market. You are sure to have new features as they drop.