JavaScript „IDEs“ vs. Plain Old Text Editors

No matter how often I try to use some kind of „IDE“ for JavaScript, whether it is Eclipse (it’s the worst tool out there), WebStorm or whatever there may be. I always keep coming back to a plain old text editor like TextMate, TextWrangler or BBEdit. They might not provide much code completion – if any at all – or features like that. But these are no Java applications which are slow like hell with all their plugins and frameworks and tools and views needing an incredible amount of memory. You can just code and don’t sit around waiting all the time for the cursor to move. I can type 10 times faster than the time any „IDE“ tries to save me with code completion.

Furthermore: The word IDE means integrated development environment. What is integrated in the world of web development where you need to install thousands of different tools to be able to work? Just the so called IDE is worth nothing in this world.

I like my text editors, and I’m not trading them for any lousy and slow IDE.