Javascript Tools

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  1. Roger Schaad
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    Jul 2005

    Posted 05 Aug 2005 Link to this post

    Hello,

    Along the years our development environment has seen quite a few enhanced, specially since the arrival of .NET web development. The VS editor, syntax highlighting, auto complete, debugging, etc.. are all tools that help us write better solutions, quicker. What I am still missing is a set of tools to edit, manage, debug these little javascript code fragment. As all your controls generate quite a few javascripts, I was wondering what tools you use internally while elaborating these scripts ? Some recommendations ?

    Cheers
    Roger
  2. Chris
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    Posted 05 Aug 2005 Link to this post

    Hi Roger,
    We use VS.NET 2003 for javascript development. It doesn't provide very good code auto completion but as we know there isn't such IDE as JavaScript is a very tricky language especially when it comes to DHTML and multiple browsers support. As for debugging javascript code VS.NET provides a slick way for doing this using the "debug" keyword which you could place anywhere in your javascript.
    e.g.
    testFunc1();
    debug
    testFunc2();

    We hope this helps.

    Have a nice day,
    Chris
    the telerik team
  3. Roger Schaad
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    Jul 2005

    Posted 05 Aug 2005 Link to this post

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the answer. I am also using VS.NET (both 2003 and 2005) but as you say, javascript can be pretty tricky, but we can't do without it.

    Take care
    Roger
  4. Shane Milton
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    Dec 2003

    Posted 26 Oct 2005 Link to this post

    Roger (and others),

    You might want to take a look at this tool:
    http://www.nikhilk.net/Project.WebDevHelper.aspx

    It has some very nice uses though is a bit cumbersome to get installed for the first time.  Be sure to read the documentation on how to install it or you will mess it up.  :P
  5. armand datema
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    Member since:
    May 2003

    Posted 09 Nov 2005 Link to this post

    There are better ways of debugging javascript as wel as some other tools

    Venkman is a good tool to start with

    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/venkman/

    for more detailed usage info

    http://www.svendtofte.com/code/learning_venkman/

    and the venkman faq

    http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/venkman/faq/venkman-faq.html

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