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What Tools to Use?

Since JavaScript is just plain text, you could use almost any kind of text editor. You could even use a word processor like Microsoft Word, though you would always have to make sure that Word saved the file as Text Only, instead of in its native file format.

You're better off using a program that has plain text as its standard format. On Windows, many people get away with using NotePad ( Figure 1.5 ). If they want a program designed for writing HTML, a great choice is Allaire's HomeSite. On the Mac, you could use SimpleText, though a favorite of professionals is BBEdit, by Bare Bones Software ( Figure 1.6 ). On Unix machines, Emacs is one of the best text editors available. No matter what program you use, don't forget to save your plain text files with the extension .html or .htm so that things will go smoothly when you upload the file to a Web server.


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