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The first version of the Scripted code editor has been released this week on github: https://github.com/scripted-editor/scripted.
Scripted in Action:
Firstly we are seeing a number of users choosing not to use an IDE but instead to go with a simpler lightweight editor (vim, Sublime, textmate). Developers typically have a set of tools they are very familiar with for common tasks (e.g. command line git) and don't feel the need to learn how to use those tools through some other user interface. These developers want tools that start pretty much instantly and continue to be extremely responsive during operation. At the moment, however, when choosing to give up the IDE they also seem to be giving up those benefits they've gotten used to like great content assist, fast navigation and early error indication. Scripted offers something lightweight and fast, also supporting key IDE facilities developers can't live without - facilities like content assist and understanding of common module systems. Those are the key focus of Scripted.
Secondly we are seeing a rise in the popularity of Cloud IDEs and the notion of Cloud workspaces. Developers connect to some remote system to do their development work and typically these tools (e.g. the Cloud9 IDE and eXo Cloud IDE) are offering a browser-based editing experience. The users workspace sits on the remote system. This kind of setup can work well for some teams although in our experience we've found there is still some need for an offline development mode as developers are not yet Internet connected 100% of the time and also it can be hard to get them to give up 'full control' and host their files remotely. In following the browser-based editing model and hosting the server locally Scripted is offering something that can meet developers needs now, but that will also enable the use of cloud workspaces in the future by simply deploying the server remotely.
But the basic steps are as follows:
Mac/Linux export PATH=<pathToUnzipLocationOrClone>/bin:$PATH
We decided to open source early to get feedback. If you want to help us shape the editor, please join in the discussion. There is a scripted-dev google group for discussing it and a jira issuetracker for logging bugs, enhancement requests and voting on existing issues to ensure they are prioritized appropriately. If you want to start hacking on the codebase yourself we are definitely open to submissions - see the github page for more information.
Please try it out! https://github.com/scripted-editor/scripted