And if you find that functionality is missing? Just write a plugin and patch it yourself!
- High performance text editor with bundled syntax highlighting support for JS, HTML, CSS and mixed modes.
- Integrated debugger for Node.JS applications which can started, paused and stopped from within the IDE
- Integrated debugger for the Google Chrome browser which can started, paused and stopped from within the IDE
- Local filesystem is exposed through WebDAV to the IDE, which makes it possible to connect to remote workspaces as well
- Highly extensible through the plugin system
- Bundled plugins: browser, clipboard, code (editor), console, debugger, docs, editors, filesystem, html, keybindings, newresource, noderunner, panels, refactor, richtext, save, searchreplace, settings, tree, undo
We are developing on firefox and this is a development repo, other browsers might be less stable until a proper release.
After a Git checkout of the project or download (see Installation section), the command you need to run the IDE locally is the following:
To start cloud9 and install all submodules you can use the quickstart options for your platform on the console or from your explorer/finder and opens it in your default browser:
Linux and OSX:
Note you'll need a git version 1.7 or higher to use the stock shell script provided.
If you want to start it manually try:
$ node bin/cloud9.js
This runs the IDE with itself set as the workspace. When you open the url
in your browser, it will show the directory structure of the current workspace in a tree. Since none is provided by the startup command above, it will show the IDE directory contents as a default workspace.
You can specify your own workspace as follows:
$ node bin/cloud9.js -w /path/to/your/awesome/workspace
And as a result the tree will display the contents of that directory.
$ node bin/cloud9.js -h
...will show you more usage information and additional command line options.
Via git (or downloaded tarball):
$ git clone git://github.com/ajaxorg/cloud9.git
$ npm install cloud9
Documentation is in the making.
Open Source Projects Used
The Cloud9 IDE couldn't be this cool if it weren't for the wildly productive Node.JS community producing so many high quality software. Main projects that we use as building blocks:
- async.js by fjakobs
- jsDAV by mikedeboer
- connect by senchalabs
- socket.io by LearnBoost
- ace by fjakobs
- apf by ajax.org
- and of course Node.JS!
Thanks to all developers and contributors of these projects!
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