Javascript Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners

Writing JavaScript in Visual Web Developer Express Edition - 04

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Before discussing JavaScript proper, Bob demonstrates how to ease JavaScript development by downloading, installing, and utilizing the free Visual Web Developer Express Edition from Microsoft.





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    The Discussion

    • PeterNL

      Bob, welcome to the Microsoft club and all who watch your video.

    • YamilG

      I still prefer Sublime Text 2 or TextMate, I think is way easier (especially for beginners) to understand what's going on. Microsoft should work on a text editor like Brackets (

    • AEvans

      Unfortunately Visual Web Developer will not install, the installation stalls and doe snot continue, everything else installs fine.

    • AEvans

      Got it to install. Of course I needed Visual Studios 2010 installed before I could install Visual Web developer 2010, I was only running 2005 :)

    • BobTabor

      @AEvans: Good to hear.  This is why we wanted to work with Notepad ... for some people, installing any tool has technical hurdles and we just wanted to get right to writing code.  Glad you got it to work!

    • asok14215

      I was a little surprised at first that breakpoints in the script weren't honored when I hit F5 in the dev environment. After thinking about it, I suspect that VS is debugging the server side and not the client side.

    • cbsmallwood

      Bob, welcome to the Microsoft club and all who watch your video.

      When I use the onclick=substitue() in VS 2010 Express it returns a null response that it is not correct.  It does not load into IE9.  Any Thoughts?

    • HonraoPrasad

      Bob, in the substitute function [notepad version] you had used == to check the input textbox length value, while in VS 2010 Express example you have used ===.  I understand later one is correct.

    • MarcoDotNET

      @cbsmallwood: onclick=substitue()? Syntax Error? (check spelling of function name)

    • Iba

      Hi Bob Komodo Edit is a good text editor which helps Developer to see all elements and tags. I would love to see some Visual C++ videos. C++ is still a powerful language with good features and Developers shouldn't ignore it. Also I would love to see how to handle an application development with a database like Sql. Please give us some tips Bob lol.

    • ashish

      code not work for me plese give me solution

    • kris

      Video is nice. Just a little suggestion.

      1. Video till is 8:33 seconds goes invest in installing the tool.If this will goes with sublime then it's just take 30 seconds. Just download the portable and run the executable that 's it.

    • craig

      Comment only, no need for reply. VS is a complicated and difficult to use product. Could you at least deliniate the benefits of using VS Web Dev? Will it really help, or can I just use notepad for everything. I tried to find web dev in my full VS 2012 and no dice. Installed the express per instructions and no c# for new projects. I am probably doing something wrong, but totally lost.

    • craig

      Update. Uninstalled all old VS and reinstalled. Finally found how to duplicate your use of the VS tool. Finished the video and saw where you detailed benefits. Still very overwhelming for doing small jobs. Feel it would be useful where you had several people working on a web installation where you push and pull code and eventually publish to a live site.

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