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web development tools for ubuntu - Geany

how to install geany on ubuntu

install geany ubuntu
What is Geany ?

Geany is a text editor based on GTK2 toolkit with some extra features i.e the features of an integrated development environment(IDE).It is an open source and free application available for Linux(Ubuntu,Linux Mint,Debian,Fedora..) as well as for Windows and Mac.Geany is a light and fastĀ IDE,with little dependencies.

  • Basic Features of Geany IDE
  • code folding
  • syntax highlighting
  • auto closing of *ML(XML,HTML,..) tags
  • code navigation
  • plugin interface
  • symbol lists
  • Build system to compile and execute your code
  • supported files are XML,HTML,C,java,PHP,C++,javascript..

Installing Geany in Ubuntu

You can install Geany in two ways either by command line or from synaptic package manager by adding a package source,because geany has not been added into default packages.

From Synaptic package Manager

Open the Synaptic Package Manager(Enter your Password,if required).Then click on Settings->Repositories.A new window with the Name Software Soruces will appear.Click on Other Software Tab.Next,click on +Add button to add software source,now it will ask for APT Line.Type


in APT line and click on Add Source button.That’s all..Now update the package information by clicking on Reload button(in Synaptic Package Manager).Then search for ‘geany’ and mark the selected package for installation.Click on Apply to install.

Manual Installation of Geany on Ubuntu
Download The Package from the link given below.

Then open the file with Gdebi Installer and then click on ‘install package’ to begin the installation.Wait for the installation to complete.

After installing the Geany,you can find it in Applications->Programming->Geany.

Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 11.04

javascript editor for ubuntu

javascript programming ubuntu

Javascript is a client side scripting language,used in creating dynamic websites or web applications.If you are either an expert or a beginner javascript programmer && working on linux based operating system like Ubuntu,then surely you would like to have interactive IDE or Editor.This post will introduce you with an interactive IDE && an editor for javascript programmer.

Editor for Javascript

gedit,the default text editor for GNOME Desktop(The Default Desktop of Ubuntu) is a versatile editor,because it has syntax coloring support for all the commonly used programming languages,scripting language,..etc.That’s why gedit is your basic source editor for javascript,but if you want more advanced features then I would recommend to go with an javascript IDE(Interactive Development Environment).[see below if you want javascript IDE]

IDE for Javascript Programmers

Eclipse is recommended IDE for Javascript.Actually Eclipse is mostly known as a java IDE but it has different versions of IDE for different stuffs,and the functionality can be easily extended by means of plugins.Eclipse is open source and available FREE.So if you want to have fun with javascript,I strongly recommend to download and install dedicated version of Eclipse IDE for javascript web developers.
Download Eclipse IDE for javascript

install bluefish on ubuntu

How to install Bluefish Editor on Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu 10.04 has a default text editor Gedit which is probably sufficient for editing source files in any programming language.For HTML also you can use gedit but for experienced web designers who have to implement a lot of features(Tables,frames,dialogs…) in websites or in database driven websites implemented using PHP-MySQL another efficient editor is required.That’s why Bluefish editor is designed.

install bluefish on ubuntu

Bluefish – HTML Editor for Ubuntu 10.04

Bluefish Editor is a HTML editor designed by using GTK+ for Web designers.It is FREE and Open Source Application with easy to use and powerful interface.It’s features include simple way to insert tables and frames in web pages,thumbnail creation with automatic linking as well as HTML syntax highlighting.

Installing Bluefish Editor in Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and Search for “bluefish editor”.

2. Then Click on install button to start installation.

3. Wait for the installation to complete(It will take few minutes).

4. That’s All..Now you can start bluefish from Applications->Programming->Bluefish Editor.

Conclusion : Bluefish has a lot of features(You will enjoy it if you have some experience in web designing) but if you want some more advanced features to control the HTML elements in visual environment then you may like to use Adobe Dreamweaver.