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    JavaScript shells

    A JavaScript shell allows you to quickly test snippets of JavaScript code without having to reload a web page. They are extremely useful for developing and debugging code.

    Standalone JavaScript shells

    The following JavaScript shells are stand-alone environments, like perl or python.

    • Node.js - Node.js is a platform for easily building fast, scalable network applications.
    • JSDB - A standalone JavaScript shell, with compiled binaries for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
    • JavaLikeScript - A standalone, extensible JavaScript shell including both native and JavaScript libraries.
    • GLUEscript - A standalone JavaScript shell for writing cross-platform JavaScript applications.  It can use wxWidgets for GUI apps, and was formerly called wxJavaScript.
    • jspl - A standalone JavaScript shell enhanced by Perl. Can use perl modules directly from JavaScript: DBI for database integration, GTK2 for GUI apps, POSIX for system programming, etc. The best of CPAN now for JavaScript programmers.
    • ShellJS - Portable Unix shell commands for Node.js

    List of JavaScript shells

    The following JavaScript shells work with Mozilla.

    • Firefox has a built-in JavaScript console, called Scratchpad, starting in version 6.
    • JavaScript Shell (js) - A command line interpreter for JavaScript
    • xpcshell is an XPConnect - enabled shell, sometimes useful for Mozilla development.
    • -- An open-source JavaScript console with the ability to easily link to particular expressions
    • JavaScript Shell (web page) - also available as part of the Extension Developer's Extension
    • JavaScript Shell Extended - A modified version of the above shell with various enhancements like JSON support, highest-version-supported JavaScript evaluation, etc.
    • Jash: JavaScript Shell - a DHTML - based shell that gives you command line access to a web page.
    • JSSh - A TCP/IP JavaScript Shell Server for Mozilla.
    • SD Connector - Like JSSh, but written entirely in JavaScript, so no compilation of binary components is required.
    • MozRepl - Connect to Firefox and other Mozilla apps, explore and modify them from the inside, while they're running.
    • Execute JS - (No longer maintained) - Firefox-Extension which provides an enhanced JavaScript-Console, where you can comfortably enter and execute arbitrary JavaScript-Code and modify functions.
    • xqjs - Simple console for Firefox.
    • Firebug - Developer tools for Firefox, including console.
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