#Javascript survey results and #jetpack

Some time ago I have posted a call for javascript hackers to fill a survey in order to help me to create a better world.

0. Here are the results:

What OS you are using while hacking the code?

Gnu/Linux 239 40%
MS Windows 236 39%
MacOS 291 48%
Other 7 1%

What’s your location?

Europe 394 65%
South America 7 1%
North America 161 27%
Asia 23 4%
Africa 1 0%
Australia 8 1%
New Zealand 3 0%
Moon :) 17 3%
Other 15 2%
People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

What is your IDE?

This was an input filed:
Aptana, Eclipse, TextMate,BBedit,Coda, Dreamweaver and more as you can see here.

Why I need that?

I am part of Mozilla’s JetPack community and I am researching how to make our life easier by creating plugins and snippets (maybe debuggers) for most popular IDE’s in the #JS world in order to allow rapid development of Firefox Addons using AddonSDK (a.k.a JetPack).

You can see my prototype here and version 0.2 here.

Can I help?

Of course you can. If you know how to write plugins for any IDE or if you have any other idea how we can make our life easier – please drop me a note here or on identi.ca nor twitter

Converting your IDE into a powerful JetPack machine

I just started a project at GitHub to add a command bundle for my Aptana IDE (it’s Eclipse based) for Mozilla JetPack.

Right now it’s just a skeleton and contains only ‘cfx – run’ command, but the main idea is to create bunch of snipplets and to add more command in near future for rapid JetPack development.

Here are some screenshots:

Here is how the menu looks like:

Let’s see it in action:

You can use the shortcut also (CTRL +R)

Join
If you want to download it or if you want to join this interesting project, please visit GitHub or drop me a line here.

Video
To see it with good quality, click Right button – and select ‘View Video’ or select “Full screen”

This video shows what happens after ‘CTRL + R’ combination (see above). The automation is real :)