Turn on jQuery and HTML5 code hinting in Komodo Edit

April 16th, 2011

I’ve written before about my quest to find the right code editor. I’ve used everything from Dreamweaver to Notepad++ to Visual Web Developer, but I keep coming back to Komodo Edit. It loads quickly, it’s customizable and it’s free. But there’s one thing that really made it my main editor, I started using Komodo Edit when I was first getting into jQuery and, to my surprise, it has jQuery code hinting! This is a seriously big deal because I have the worst memory sometimes.

There’s one thing though, if you download Komodo Edit and start writing jQuery code, there’s not going to be any code hinting. You have to turn it on, but if you don’t know where to look, you might not find it. It’s under Edit > Preferences > Code Intelligence. You’ll see in the API Catalogs section a list of APIs you can use for autocomplete and code hinting. Just check off jQuery and you’re good to go. You’ll also see an HTML5 API there too, which I find crazy useful. There’s a few other JavaScript libraries featured, including Prototype, YUI and Dojo, so if you use any of them regularly, then check them off too.

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