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COP4813 Software Tools

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COP4813 Software Tools


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HTML and Web Editors


Microsoft Expression Web - This is available at https://www.dreamspark.com/ freely to all students. It is a full featured web editing environment.


Dreamweaver - Pretty much the standard for web publishing http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html


Notepad++ - Just download it, incredibly useful. http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ 



Programming Tools


FireBug for FireFox - This is one of 2 must-have tools you need for doing any level of web development. https://getfirebug.com/ 


Web Developer for FireFox - This is part of what I use to grade your assignment, three green checkmarks in the upper left corner tells me that you did everything correctly. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/web-developer/ 


JSFiddle - This is a cool online Javascript editor that allows you to try out code in a secure environment before using in your pages. http://jsfiddle.net/ 


Construct 2 - This great tool allows you to easily create HTML5 games. The free version has great capability and it produces clean, easy to read code (or at least it should be easy to read once you complete this course) - http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/07/new-programming-jargon.html 


http://www.freeformatter.com/  - A collection of tools that can be used to validate pretty much anything.


Online Validation Tools


http://html5.validator.nu/ - A nice and easy to use HTML 5 validator.


http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php - Checks ADA Compliance.


http://validator.w3.org/ - Markup validation service from w3c.


Web Sites for Developers


http://sixrevisions.com/  - All about web design and programming


http://stackoverflow.com/ - This is the source for all good questions and answers.


http://www.w3schools.com/ - Tutorials and references - am must visit site



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