Software for Writing JavaScript

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on January 28, 2013
Last Updated on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:29 PM
Total Updates: 3

When it comes to choosing a program to write your JavaScript, you have many options. All you really need to have to make a JavaScript program is a text editor and an internet browser. Most web developers like to have a more powerful program than just a simple text editor. Some features included in more advanced programs include: code auto-completion, syntax-coloring, built-in FTP clients, code snippets, WYSIWYGs, macros, and much more.

Personally I use CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor and I'll tell you why. First, this is what I'm already using to write my HTML and CSS. I'm comfortable with it and I know how to customize it to my liking.

Second, it's free! You can't beat that! I use it every day and haven't noticed any bugs with the latest version.

And lastly, this program is simple. It will be able to run smoothly on most computers and you will not be overwhelmed with complexity. Visit to learn more.

Here's a breakdown of some of the more popular software programs available:

Free Programs:

  • Notepad++ (Windows)
  • CoffeeCup Free HTML Editor (Windows)
  • HTML-Kit (Windows)
  • TextWrangler (Mac)
  • Eclipse (Windows, Linux, and Mac)
  • Aptana Studio (Windows, Linux, and Mac)

Commercial Software for Purchase

  • Dreamweaver ($399 for Windows and Mac)
  • CoffeeCup ($49 for Windows)
  • Expression Web Designer ($149 for Windows)
  • textMate ($57 for Mac)
  • EditPlus ($35 for Windows)
  • BBEdit ($99.99 for Mac)
  • Visual Studio Professional 2012 ($499 for Windows)