eXide - a web-based XQuery IDE
- XQuery function and variable completion (press Ctrl-Space or Opt-Space)
- Outline view showing all functions and variables reachable from the current file
- Powerful navigation (press F3 on a function call to see its declaration)
- Background syntax checks for XQuery and XML
- Database manager
- Support for EXPath application packages: scaffolding, deployment...
- And more ...
eXide consists of two parts:
- a set of XQuery scripts which are called via AJAX
eXide requires the shared-resources package in eXist-db. It should be installed by default unless you changed the build.
The latest version of eXide is included with eXist-db, though this might not be the newest version. You can install a newer or second version of eXide by deploying it directly into the database. This is also how development on eXide is done.
To build eXide from scratch, you should first get eXist-db from SVN and build it (build.sh/build.bat). Next, clone eXide into a directory, e.g.:
git clone git://github.com/eXist-db/eXide.git eXideDev cd eXideDev git submodule update --init --recursive
Next, call ant on the build.xml file in eXideDev:
You should now find a .xar file in the build directory:
The .xar file is an installable package containing eXide. You can install this into any eXist instance using the application repository manager in the dashboard.
eXide depends on the shared-resources xar package which provides the ace editor files. If you install eXide via the dashboard, the dependency should be processed automatically.