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Re: [wtp-dev] [JSDT] Contributing to the creation of a node.js / bower / npm tooling for Eclipse

Hi Stephane!

I'm trying to build/run your webtools.jsdt clone (from and I can't do that. It looks like an incomplete part of work or I just missing some important steps in my trying to build it.
In difference to R3_6_0 (which looks like a source of your clone) I see a number of plug-ins added, like *.angularjs.*, *.bower.*, *.nodejs.* and so on.
On the other side I see many of code deletions in jsdt.core as well as I see no *.ui, *.debug.* and so on plug-ins.
And I see some references that are unable to be resolved when importing your plug-ins into my workbench.

Could you help me or at least get me some tips on how I can build your project and/or get it working in my workspace?

Thanks in advance,
Victor Rubezhny,
A contractor for Red Hat

On 10/31/2014 01:14 PM, Stéphane Bégaudeau wrote:

I will start by presenting myself, my name is Stéphane Bégaudeau, I am working for Obeo and I am a contributor or leader in some projects of the Eclipse Foundation. I may have seen some of you during EclipseCon Europe 2014 this week while I was presenting a talk on web application development.

I would like to contribute to the Eclipse JSDT project to improve the tooling for _javascript_ and front-end development. I am currently working on the integration of tools like npm, bower, node, gulp and grunt in the Eclipse IDE. You can find my code on Github, it’s still a work in progress with some experiments inside. When my code will be more stable and tested, I will try to contribute it using Gerrit.

In the end, this tooling would include:
- a launch configuration for node.js applications
- a basic Java implementation of bower built on top of JGit and a Java implementation of node.js semantic versioning engine
- actions dedicated to bower, npm, grunt and gulp
- dedicated views to manage the dependencies of a node application or web application project (bower and nom dependencies)
- some preferences pages
- some wizards for _javascript_ and web applications (in order to make users follow some of the best practices available)
- a builder that can be plugged to gulp or grunt

I have attached a couple screenshots in order to show you what I had in mind or what I have already done.


Stephane Bégaudeau, Obeo

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