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The other four tools -- Alpha Anywhere, Komodo Edit, Notepad++, and TextMate -- don't rank with the above group, and I didn't give them full evaluations. Still, they're worth knowing about, so I've included them in the discussion.
Which should you pick? I have to give you the consultant's answer: It depends on what you need, like, and can afford.
If you want a flexible, powerful, extensible, and lightning-fast programming text editor, look no further than Sublime Text. For bonus points, it's also cross-platform. And while Sublime Text is definitely not an IDE, it can be beefed up using plug-ins to take on some of the features of an IDE.
For integrated development that goes further afield, consider Visual Studio 2013, NetBeans, or Komodo IDE.
NetBeans is a quite capable and complete IDE, and version 7.4 adds welcome support for Android and iOS mobile Web development based on Cordova/PhoneGap. On the downside, it can be frustratingly slow, especially at startup.
Ease of use (20.0%)
Overall Score (100%)
|ActiveState Komodo IDE 8.5.3||8.0||8.0||9.0||8.0||9.0|
|Eclipse for Java EE Developers with JSDT 1.5.1||5.0||10.0||8.0||6.0||8.0|
|JetBrains WebStorm 7.0.3||9.0||10.0||9.0||10.0||9.0|
|Microsoft Visual Studio 2013||8.0||9.0||9.0||9.0||9.0|
|Sublime Text 3.3059||10.0||10.0||7.0||8.0||10.0|
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