Best frontend dev tools?

by BenBlurr 15 replies
Currently, my top 3 is:
- Sublime Text 3
- FlashFxp
- Chrome Dev Tools

Which frontend tools do you use on a regular base and would you suggest to others? I'm curious since I don't know if my tools are still the best out there
#programming #dev #development #frontend #tools
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  • Profile picture of the author hassansin
    Chrome developer tool
    Grunt
    Sublime Text with SFTP plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author mhowe91
    I use Aptana Studio 3
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  • Profile picture of the author dwbiz05
    I used to use dreamweaver and still do sometimes, but I've recently started using Sublime and it is pretty sweet!
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  • Profile picture of the author BenBlurr
    Thank you all for your replies!

    Anyone else with suggestions?
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      I generally use Netbeans. It's free and very high quality, does syntax highlighting in just about any language and plays well with version control systems. The only problem I've had is that it can be really slow when accessing files over a network connection. But if you keep your files locally, this isn't an issue.

      I also recommend Eclipse (or for an expensive PHP-version, Zend Studio). Also high quality and free with syntax highlighting, etc. I find it a little more clunky than Netbeans, but others say the exact opposite, so I'd recommend trying both.

      Finally, you can't go wrong with VI or Vim (or even Emacs for those who are so inclined!)
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      • Profile picture of the author PhilHardaker
        By frontend, you mean the user interface, so html, css, javascript. I recommend an IDE, JetBrains WebStorm, only $50. I actually use PHPStorm which includes WebStorm and php and database programming for $50 more. An IDE is good for debugging, keeping your project together, you can deploy from it. I have tried Eclipse and Netbeans, the learning curve was too long for my short attention span.

        Actually I use VIM a lot because I started working on linux boxes, but that is an editor not specifically a front end tool.

        Firebug and Chrome developer tools are somewhat equivalent for in-browser page testing. Other browser tools I user are Postman for API prototyping, and JSFiddle is awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author phptechie
    I use Macromedia Dreamweaver for PHP/HTML editing
    Also I use EditPlus which has syntax highlighter for PHP
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  • Profile picture of the author MRgauss
    dreamweaver is the #1 front end editor, without any real competitor.
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  • Profile picture of the author bjadams
    I have been using Dreamweaver for the past 6 years
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  • Profile picture of the author Justinspencer
    7 Great Web Development Tools

    Sublime Text
    Chrome Developer Tools
    jQuery
    GitHub
    Twitter Bootstrap
    Angular.js
    Sass

    It is most powerful tools for frontend programmers




    Markupbox
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  • Profile picture of the author Nnasir
    I use notepad++ and brakets
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  • Profile picture of the author uitechsol
    Originally Posted by BenBlurr View Post

    Currently, my top 3 is:
    - Sublime Text 3
    - FlashFxp
    - Chrome Dev Tools

    Which frontend tools do you use on a regular base and would you suggest to others? I'm curious since I don't know if my tools are still the best out there
    Hi,

    There are too many tools used for front end. Some Essential Tools for Front-End Development.
    1: Sublime Text
    2: Chrome Developer Tools
    3: jQuery
    4: GitHub
    5:Twitter Bootstrap
    6: Angular.js
    7: Sass

    Thanks.
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