I use an external monitor connected to an old laptop for all my work, which suffers a, seemingly unfixable, font rendering issue common to all Chromium backed editors(VS Code/Atom/Brackets/etc) https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode/issues/6196#issuecomment-341091305, so I’m currently limited to Notepad++ which works well so far but I doubt it will be sufficient for advanced development tasks.
So, what are my options for serious work before considering paid tools like Webstorm or Sublime? I’m on Windows 8.1 x64.
You do realize the OP stated that they can’t use VS Code/Atom/Brackets/etc?
Have you tried Eclipse or NetBeans? Supposedly those work for Web development, even though they started out as IDEs for non-web programming. There’s also Aptana Studio, but I don’t know what it’s powered by. Also Sublime Text 3, which someone else mentioned, but isn’t an IDE proper, and I know isn’t technically “free”, but you don’t really need to pay for it to use it.
I’ve been trying to get Chrome debugging in VS Code working for a while, to no avail. Could you please send me your configuration portion of the launch.json file. I think I am getting something very simple wrong.
@astv99 First off, thank you, you’re one of very few who actually read before posting a reply.
Aptana is Eclipse based but it should be better, I’ll have a look at it, thanks for reminding.
Netbeans is somewhat better, but the last I checked it worked with a specific version of Node only, and in general NB feels Oracle customer focused, I also think its future is uncertain.