Your favourite Javascript editor - newbie question!

Hello all,

I am a newbie in Javascript. Oh well :woman_shrugging:

I have background in Python, GIS, Geosciences, Data Management.
I have some knowledge of SQL, HTML and CSS.

Ok, I would like to slowly, start sneaking into JS world.
Because I would like to start presenting maps and visualisations ‘out there’.
So I have to start somewhere. I am not in a hurry and I do have time at the moment :smiley:

So please shoot: what is your favourite Javascript editor?
Would you recommend it for a newbie?

Did you start with an ‘easier’ JS editor that you wish to recommend?

Edit: I forgot to say that I am on Mac, if this is of any importance.

Thanks a lot in advance :slightly_smiling_face:


I recommend Visual Studio code. It looks like the IDE is getting a lot of momentum as is being regarded as one of the best out there for JS.

Other good alternatives are atom,sublime and bracket.

I started out with notepad++ but I wouldn’t recommend that :slight_smile:


And I use codeAnywhere, with its browser-based editor. For the most part, it is very robust. It has the added advantage of being my dev environment (I can build HTML/CSS/JS, or Node.js, or PHP/MySQL platforms, whatever I like).

I have used, and also don’t recommend, notepad++. I’ve used visual studio code, much to be said for it. At this point, though, I’m partial to

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I like Atom from Github

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