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JavaScript Introduction to Programming Control Structures Loops

julian gallegos
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julian gallegos
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where do you find the text editor that Jim is using?

I know this might be a silly question but where do I find the text editor that Jim is using on the videos? I am already using google chrome but I'm not sure where he is doing his work.

Also where are we suppose to do the extra credit questions?

Thanks for your help.

14 Answers

Pedro GCA
Pedro GCA
20,683 Points

Hey Julian, Im not sure of which editor is Jim using but here is an good article about it: "Five Best Text Editors" by Life Hacker. My favorite is Sublime, but you I suppose you will discover yours trying by yourself. :)

I use browser developer tools to get console.log output, but if you're on a mac it sounds like it's fairly easy to set up sublime text to show it: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Javascript-Console-in-Sublime-Text

If you're not on a mac you could try the second method - good luck!

Jess F
Jess F
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Awesome, thank you for sharing! So much better than switching back and forth between tabs / windows.

julian gallegos
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julian gallegos
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how do you use the developer tools to get the console.log output? i tried playing around with it and it only let's me use the debug output. I followed the steps from the link but can't seem to figure out how to get to the developer tools.

Thanks for the help.

Add your js to an html file (or just save it with the .html extension) and open it in Chrome, then go to view -> developer -> javascript console and that should show you your console.log output. I'm curious about Jim's setup now too!

http://www.sublimetext.com/

You don't have to do the extra credit - they're just to help make the concepts stick in your brain

julian gallegos
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julian gallegos
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once you get the sublime text, how do you refresh the page the show your console.log output?

Thanks for the help.

julian gallegos
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julian gallegos
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thanks Shannon!

I didn't catch the step about saving the file as a .html file in the lessons for some reason.

The lessons are so much easier to follow after I was able to figure this out. Plus I didn't realize that you have to save on the text editor first before refreshing on the .html file to see your code work.

Thanks again!

After fighting with chrome and notepad ++ for waaay too long I just used Jsbin and one could use JSfiddle or the others like it too. Way easier, but less effective for adding JS to my current sites I am authoring.

Floyd Orr
Floyd Orr
11,723 Points

Thank you for telling me about Jsbin.

Andres Morales
Andres Morales
10,634 Points

I've recently found out about atom.io which is a great text editor for programmers, and it´s free!

N alway
N alway
23,524 Points

You could get LiveReload for sublime text with the package manager. https://sublime.wbond.net/packages/LiveReload

Zach Meissner
Zach Meissner
1,347 Points

I'd like to add Brackets as well. Super flexible and has some great themes.

http://brackets.io/

Matt Varner
Matt Varner
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I'm pretty sure that in the first video in this course, he mentioned that he was inputting into TextMate, a text editor for the Mac. I use SublimeText 2. Love it...but alas...no Mac.

Edit: Ahh, yep. Found it. Second video..."Writing Your First Program."

TextMate for Mac