Node.js/V8 Live Development with the Brackets editor
When active, this extension maintains a connection to a Node.js/V8 debugger running on localhost:5858. Changes to scripts running in that VM are updated live.
To let Brackets talk with the debugger, a separate node-based socket bridge needs to be started first. It maintains a regular socket-based connection to the debugger and can be accessed by Brackets via a WebSocket.
Clone the extension into the disabled extensions folder of Brackets:
git clone git://github.com/DennisKehrig/brackets-v8-node-live.git brackets/src/extensions/disabled/v8-node-live
Create a link to enable the extension:
ln -s ../disabled/v8-node-live brackets/src/extensions/user/v8-node-live
Install Node.js and npm, then install the necessary node modules:
cd brackets/src/extensions/disabled/v8-node-live npm install
First launch the Node.js based socket bridge:
cd brackets/src/extensions/disabled/ExtensionManager node socket_bridge
Now start Brackets. The extension adds a V8 toolbar button with the following states:
- Disconnected (white): No connection to the socket bridge
- Connected (red): Connected to the socket bridge, but no V8 debugger found
- Bridged (yellow): Socket bridge is connected to a V8 debugger
- Live (green): Current open file is run by V8
- Allow updating only on save
- Add Coffee-Script compatibility
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