we plan to create an map oriented online application and muse about the 'best' / helpful plugins for Eclipse. The used technology is OpenLayers and GeoExt.

For example is the Javascript development tools (JSDT) helpful? Or - are there any other tools, not necessarily Eclipse plugins, which help during development?

Can you share your experiences?


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    I am using Aptana Studio for details check this geographika.co.uk/openlayers-and-versioning-in-aptana-studio – Sunil Feb 7 '13 at 10:54
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    We didn't find any OpenLayers Specific plugins or tools. You should base your decision on Core JavaScript tooling support. Also do look into Jetbrains' Webstorm. I found it to be miles above any other IDE. – Devdatta Tengshe Feb 7 '13 at 15:20
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    I also reccomend you Webstorm, it's way faster than any eclipse-based IDE, and has a very good context help. If OpenLayers is in the project, it will index the functions and give you some hints with the context-help – Tommaso May 9 '13 at 13:12

If you're doing server side code in Java, I'd recommend IntelliJ (also by JetBrains) or Netbeans. They both handle javascript pretty well.

If you're not doing serverside code or serverside with node.js, I think Webstorm is a good option. I'd also consider a simpler tool, like Sublime Text, that has very good plug-ins supporting javascript development.

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