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JavaScript-Specific Guidelines

With AppCode, you can develop modern web, mobile, and desktop applications with JavaScript and Node.js. AppCode supports JavaScript and TypeScript programming languages, React and Angular frameworks and provides tight integration with various tools for web development.

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JavaScript support

JavaScript files are marked with viewAsJSON icon. JavaScript support in AppCode includes:

Developing an application that contains JavaScript: general overview

Developing an application that contains JavaScript, generally, includes performing the following steps:

  1. Create a project to implement your application.
  2. On the JavaScript page of the Preferences dialog box, choose the JavaScript language version that you are going to use in your project.
  3. Install the project dependencies via the Node Package Manager by doing one of the following:
      1. Open the AppCode Preferences by choosing AppCode | Preferences, and click Node.js and NPM under Languages & Frameworks.
      2. On the Node.js and NPM page that opens, the Packages area shows all the Node.js-dependent packages that are currently installed on your computer, both at the global and at the project level. Click new.
      3. In the Available Packages dialog box that opens, select the required package.
      4. Optionally specify the product version and click Install Package to start installation.
    • Right-click the package.json file in the editor or in the Project tool window and choose Run 'npm install' on the context menu.
    • Open the built-in Terminal (View | Tool Windows | Terminal) and run the npm install <required_package> commands.
    • Install the required packages on the Node.js and NPM page of the AppCode Preferences.

    For details, see Installing and Removing External Software Using Node Package Manager.

  4. Populate the project. Use the following AppCode facilities, where applicable:
  5. Improve the quality and maintainability of your code using various types of refactorings, built-in code quality tools, and integration with other linters, see Using JavaScript Code Quality Tools.
  6. Run your application by opening its starting HTML page in the AppCode default browser.
  7. Debug your application in the Google Chrome browser.

    The JavaScript debugging functionality is incorporated in AppCode, so just configure the debugger, whereupon you can start the debugging session and proceed as usual: set the breakpoints, step through them, stop and resume the program, and examine it when suspended.

Last modified: 29 November 2017

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