Best Editor For Coding SuiteScript Seamlessly

If you’re looking for a good text editor to perform your SuiteScript coding there are good editors, such as Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code , but the one I personally use on a regular basis is PyCharm .

Both platforms enable you to:

  • Write and analyse your JavaScript code;
  • Have integrated terminal and console windows;
  • Git integration;
  • Ability to code in other languages, such as Python (great for web-scraping and data analysis of your saved search csv files!); and
  • Connection to your SuiteScript File Cabinet (although the plugin for VSCode is a little more cumbersome to set up), and once setup you can then upload directly to your project’s folder in NetSuite.
  • Both are free PyCharm Community Edition , although I have an Ultimate licence that provides access to all of JetBrains products).

PyCharm and the more commonly known other JetBrains IDE WebStorm have been around for quite some time, and I have been more familiar with their product because of this.

As a result I use more frequently the PyCharm IDE as my go to editor and occasionally when I’m coding in the Advanced Template syntax ( FreeMarker ) I will use the [IntelliJ]( editor).

I have requested for this to be a plugin so that I don’t need to pay for all different versions of JetBrains, so if you similarly inclined you may want to up-vote this request too

I’ll detail more in subsequent posts about how I use the PyCharm IDE from JetBrains in my day to day workflow.

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Ryan Sheehy
Ryan has been dabbling in code since the late '90s when he cut his teeth exploring VBA in Excel. Having his eyes opened with the potential of automating repetitive tasks, he expanded to Python and then moved over to scripting languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP.