tag : tools

Integrating Your Development Workflow Into Sublime With Build Systems - Part 1: Basic Build Systems

Sublime Text is a lightweight, but capable code editor that is greatly loved by many developers, but if you’re anything like me, you’re saddened a bit by the fact that Sublime doesn’t have an integrated system console. For many tasks that you use in the console, Sublime Text actually has a decent alternative: build systems. They allow you to run any console commands straight from Sublime. In this series I’ll be giving you the low-down on how to use Sublime’s build systems to their greatest potential.

JavaScript Auto-Completion for Notepad++

Good code editors generally all share some common features such as syntax highlighting, tabs for editing multiple files, automatic tabbing to keep the same indentation level, and of course auto-completion. Notepad++ is a well known code editor that’s lightweight and extendable. Many people don’t realize, though, how to turn on auto-completion for this editor and ask me how I do it.

Optimize Your Workflow: JavaScript Tools and Libraries

The “good old days” are behind us. We no longer have the luxury of having so little JavaScript code that we can do it all by hand in Notepad. In fact, the amount of JavaScript being sent to the client per page has increased quite dramatically from not so long ago. We can’t afford to write everything by hand anymore, which is where all of these tools and libraries come in handy.

NPM and Using Node as a Command Line Tool

Node.js was made to bring JavaScript to the web server so that people could use the same language on their front and back end, but that’s not its only possibility. Though it might not be extremely well suited for it, Node.js can still allow you to run command line tools easily. Many of the packages on NPM are command-line tools that make your workflow much smoother. Let’s take a look at some.