1. Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code (VS Code) is a source-code editor created by Microsoft for Windows, Linux, and macOS. According to a Stack Overflow survey, VS Code is the most popular developer tool – 34% of respondents use it. For many developers, one of VS code’s most significant highlights is that it integrates with GitHub.
VS Code main features:
- Intelligent code completion based on variable types, function definitions, and imported modules.
- It has debugging features to help developers code neatly.
- Supports refactoring operations.
- VS Code has many powerful extensions.
WebStorm main features:
- Intelligent code completion.
- on-the-fly error detection.
- Navigation and refactoring for JS.
- Stylesheet languages.
ESLint main features:
- ESLint helps developers to discover problems with their code without executing it.
- Devs can create their own linting rules.
- All of its rules are completely pluggable.
- It’s written using Node.js to provide a fast runtime environment and easy installation via npm.
React main features:
- ReactJS offers stable code because it uses downward data flow only (when changes happen in the small structure, the big structure is not affected).
- It uses a virtual DOM instead of the real DOM that makes the website perform better as it doesn’t recalculate every time the DOM changes browser.
- It’s component-based.
- It creates interactive UIs with more predictable views that are simpler to debug.
- Developers can create customized plug-ins and modules.
AngularJS main features:
- MVC implementation – it makes it easier to build a separate client-side application.
- AngularJS creates single-page applications efficiently.
- Provides two-way data binding – it automatically synchronizes the data between the view and the model.
- Developers can create responsive websites.
- It’s a fully customizable framework.
Package managers are useful to create project environments and to import external dependencies. This means that you don’t need to create everything from scratch when importing a project; you’re able to make the most of the tools at your disposal.
npm main features:
- Adapt packages of code for your app.
- Download standalone tools.
- Share code with anyone using npm.
- Restrict code.
Vue claims to have a simple learning curve, and it has many features to create UIs and single-page applications. One of its main characteristics is that it is not entirely a framework and because it focuses on the view layer; it’s easy to adapt it to other projects.
Vue.js main features:
- Offers a React-like experience with its virtual DOM.
- It supports the integration of other libraries.
- Vue provides ways to apply animation to HTML elements.
- It includes a Command Line Interface (CLI) that speeds up the development process.
- It’s suitable for cross-platform applications.
- It is an opinionated code formatter.
- Prettier supports many languages.
- It integrates with most other editors.