Editors are software programs that allow the user to create and edit text files. In the development field, editors usually refer to the source code editors that include many special features for writing and editing code. Some of the common editors used on Windows OS are Notepad and WordPad, whereas vi, emacs, pico are the editors on Unix OS.
We know that Ionic built on ES6 and TypeScript, so your editors or IDE must support these new languages. The most popular editors and IDEs, which give you the most effective support for the Ionic application development are:
Let us see each IDE one by one.
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code or VS Code editor is a new and popular editor for developing the Ionic application. It provides very rich support for ES6 syntax, as well as TypeScript support. It can also prompt the user to include typescript definition files and downloaded them from Definitely Typed. The VS code editor is free and allows us to works on macOS, Windows, and Linux.
To download the VS Code, click here.
To download WebStorm, click here.
To download Atom, click here.
ALM is a free and open-source IDE built for TypeScript development. It is the best IDE for TypeScript. It can be run on any computer, which has a chrome browser and Node. The ALM IDE can be hosted on the server and used on any computer system which has internet access. It is easy to use and can be installed using single command npm install alm -g.
To download ALM, click here.
Angular IDE by Webclipse
Angular IDE by Webclipse is a free IDE built specifically for Angular and TypeScript development. It provides integrated terminal support helping with Node and NPM management. It also provides advanced support for HTML coding along with Angular CLI. Out of the box, it includes code completion and validation for ES6, typescript, and Angular HTML templates.
To download Angular IDE, click here.