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Tools for HTML/JavaScript development/maintenance?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by endo, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. endo

    endo Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 30, 2009
    Just picked up a Droid, and am looking for apps to enable development of HTML/JavaScript/AJAX applications from the phone itself.

    So far I've found the browser can visit file:/// URLs. Unfortunately you must specify the exact URL as it does not provide directory listings. Other than that it appears to work quite well, being able to load JavaScript and images, and even make XmlHttpRequests to other file:/// URLs. Haven't seen any in-browser tools related to debugging, e.g., can't find any type of JavaScript/error console.

    Text Edit seems to be the best editor I can find. It has a fixed font, customizable font size, and customizable colors. Can't figure out if it can cut and paste (but haven't tried much). Would love to have something with undo/redo, simple find, find/replace and a "goto line number" feature.

    ConnectBot works great for SSH'ing to remote servers, of course.

    AndFTP works for transferring files to/from a server via SSH (SFTP). Unfortunately it's horribly slow at downloading via SFTP. I see 5-15k/second over wireless (and not much different over Verizon's 3g). I have no clue what's going on here.

    Astro is able to unzip files. Wouldn't mind finding something that can create zip archives as well.

    I would simply love an SVN client, but I imagine that's not in the cards until the Droid is rooted.

    Additionally would like to find a way to keep the "Gallery" application from scouring through all the images of a web site. Having web sites on the phone makes this application useless for its intended purpose, as it will index the hundreds/thousands of images on the web sites.

    I realize it's a bit insane to want to do development on a phone, but I figure this thing is powerful enough that it could be useful in a pinch. Additionally it'd be nice as a tool for reviewing code.

    Greatly appreciate any suggestions!


  2. kbo4sho

    kbo4sho New Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    I have the same question. It would be useful on public transportation. Hope someone has an answer
  3. thenestor

    thenestor Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    I make webs.
    Orange, California
    I just want to second your endorsement for AndFTP and Text Edit. I'm using them now to edit HTML on the go.

    I've got AndFTP set up to save files in /sdcard/ftp, and then I go to Text Edit and browse there to open a file, edit it, save it, then go back to AndFTP and upload the file.

    Thank you for suggesting ConnectBot; I'll try that for SSH.

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