4 Great Free Web Development IDEs That Could Improve Productivity
Although many of the top IDEs out there tend to require a purchase or subscription, there are several great free options that you should really try out:
As far as IDEs go, the Komodo IDE is one of the more popular paid IDEs and Komodo Edit is essentially the free version of it. While considerably lighter than the full-fledged IDE, Komodo Edit is still a useful and comes with the customary autocomplete, syntax checker, and project management features. It too has extensions that will let you customize it as you see fit.
Visual Studio Code
Yet another popular IDE, Visual Studio Code is lightweight yet extremely powerful and has extensions that add a variety of other features. Its main advantage however is its ‘IntelliSense’ system that is a more robust and powerful type of autocomplete which provides contextual suggestions and completions based on the code itself.
Alongside a solid IDE, you should also take advantage of load testing tools that can test how your application will perform and expose any issues before it goes live. Some are extremely easy to use such as LoadComplete, LoadStorm, and others that you’ll find in this list.
Any one of the IDEs listed above should suit your needs as a web developer, and choosing between them will largely be a question of preference. Seeing as they are free however, you’ll have the luxury of trying them out for yourself to see which is the best fit and helps boost your productivity the most.