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Learning HTML5 Game Programming: Build Online Games with Canvas, SVG, and WebGL by James L. Williams

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2. Setting Up Your Development Environment

One of the great things about HTML5 is that having a computer with a reliable Internet connection is the main barrier to starting development. All the other tools you will need can be obtained freely on the Internet. Some specialized applications require a license, but we will focus on their free counterparts.

In this chapter, you will install the tools needed to make applications for HTML5 games. We will also examine some of these tools in detail.

Development Tools

Some developers swear by a bare-bones command-line editor, such as emacs, vim, and (one of my personal favorites) Redcar. However, for medium to large projects, as the number of files increases, using an Integrated Development Environment ...

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