Write, compile, and download code to your Parallax Boe-Bot Robot or custom BASIC Stamp microcontroller-based electronic creations.
Go to your downloads folder and unzip the archive.
Note: for use on Chromebook you will need to unzip the archive and copy the unzipped directory onto the Chromebook.
- Open Chrome and follow the Installing in Chrome instructions.
Building from Source/Developing
npm package manager. If you don't have it, then:
Install node.js by going to nodejs.org/download and selecting the option that is right for your system.
You also need all the dependencies for node-gyp, a tool that comes with node.js for compiling native addon modules. The gyp project is used by the Chromium team makes it easier to build across platforms.
Please visit the node-gyp page and note your system and the dependencies you will need.
* Note: that you do not need to install node-gyp, only its dependencies.
- Clone this respository. Assuming you have
gitinstalled (if not, go here), choose your file destination from the command-line (CLI like Terminal), and
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:parallaxinc/Parallax-IDE
- Go to the project root directory with
- Get all the project dependencies. At the root of the project you will find
package.json. This manifest file includes a list of project dependencies needed to build the application. To learn more, see this post on dependency installation. This step must be run each time you update the repository (including pulling updates from GitHub).
To get dependencies, enter:
Note: To ensure all dependencies are updated, it's recommended to do the following
npm cache clean npm install
- Build the application by entering. This step must be run each time you update the repository (including pulling updates from GitHub).
npm run build or
npm run build -- --watch*
* Note: using
--watch will result in a rebuild of the application any time a file changes
Installing in Chrome
- Open your Chrome browser and navigate to
- Enable 'Developer Mode' by clicking the checkbox.
Before you install your extension must be built and bundled. If you haven't done so follow the instructions in the Build from Source section first.
Click on 'Load unpacked extensions...', go to the directory where Parallax IDE was built, highlight the 'Parallax-IDE' folder and and click select.
Return to the
chrome://extensionspage and you should see 'Parallax IDE' listed in available extensions.
Ensure the checkbox is 'enabled' and click 'launch'.
Congratulations! You just launched Parallax IDE which will look something like this:
One you install the built application it is super easy to launch it again. You can either:
- go to
chrome:// extensions, search through the list until you find Parallax IDE and then click `launch'