Part 4 - Choosing an Editor
This is the editor the Phaser team use for building the framework and all projects. It's even the editor this guide is being written in. Sublime should be considered as an extremely powerful text editor rather than an IDE.
Features such as the ability to "Goto" anything, Split Editing, Multiple cursors, Distraction Free mode and loads of powerful Plugins make this the fastest and most versatile editor we've ever used in literally decades of development.
Using its comprehensive Package system you can enhance it in multiple ways. Here is an excellent guide to features and packages for Sublime.
The full version costs $70 but is worth every penny and is available for Windows, OS X and Linux.
Visit the Sublime Text web site.
The Intel XDK provides a development environment for creating hybrid mobile apps, including 2D HTML5 games. Special Intel XDK features for game developers include a game asset manager, game-related plug-in APIs, game samples and templates for supported game engines, autocompletion hints in the built-in code editor, and standard features available to app developers using the Intel XDK, such as packaging apps for different platforms.
The latest version of the Intel XDK includes a Phaser template built-in and easy ways to export to all the various app stores, so is well worth a look.
Visit the Intel XDK web site.
JetBrains WebStorm is an extremely advanced full development environment. It goes well beyond simple code editing and offers all of the high-level features you'd expect from a proper IDE. Including code insight, npm built-in, code style and syntax reports, source control and a wealth of other features. Lots of the features are designed for web developers rather than game developers, but are still handy to have around.
The full version starts from $49 and is available for Windows and OS X. There are often deals to be found on the JetBrains site too.
Visit the JetBrains WebStorm web site.
The full version of Visual Studio varies in cost and Microsoft do great student details. Naturally it's only available for Windows.
Visit the Visual Studio web site.
Visit the Brackets web site.