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    Default What's the best editor for ExtJS?

    Hello guys!

    Glad to be back on ExtJS bandwagon after couple of years. I actually posted the same question 2 years ago but hope there is a good editor now. Previously, I used spket / webstorm. I like spket but it was missing a lot of api and for webstorm..JSDoc was not working. For spket, I guess I needed jsb3 that contained everything....

    Anyways, any advice? Also, do you guys know a easy way to create jsb3 file for webstorm? I remember jsb files were part of the zip but that's long gone now.

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    Glad it's just not me. I like WebStorm but JSDoc doesn't work..which means I get the method name but don't know what it suppose to do. So, I have to look up online API..which is very annoying. Then I use Spket, which displays the JSDoc but very limited autocomplete API... man... I wonder what editor Sencha developers are using.

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    I want to get the answer too. Eclipse doesn't support Extjs well.

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    +1

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    People have asked this question many times on the forums and you will usually get about 10 different answers.
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    Hello,
    From my personal experience there is no good reliable complete editor for ExtJS, yet. Full stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papaja View Post
    Hello,
    From my personal experience there is no good reliable complete editor for ExtJS, yet. Full stop.
    Depends what you want. WebStorm/PHPStorm (I use IDEA) are good ones.
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    VIM is the superior editor for all things. That is all.

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    man.. still not a good editor. I tried webstorm..it does give great "autocomplete" methods but it doesn't show the JSDoc.. so that sort of defeats the purpose since I still have to look up the online API.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Toady View Post
    VIM is the superior editor for all things. That is all.
    Ok time to start a holy war. I see your stance on VIM and challenge it with Emacs!

    Actually, to be perfectly honest I use nano when on the command line.

    As far as a proper IDE goes I've found Netbeans has really good support. It's what I use pretty much exclusively. Oh and the only thing required is that the library has to be in the sources folder of your project and you get code completion w/ function signatures & api doc.

    It would be nice to have an IDE that has good support for EXT, Compass/SASS, etc all rolled in one.

    What I really want is a GUI tool for creating themes.

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