This is truly something I’ve been waiting to write about ever since I’ve found about this project. So stay with me, read on, and join the project :)
What is Brackets? Brackets is an Adobe open source project that takes a different approach on how a code editor for the web should look. Here are some of the things that make this project unique:
- It is open source, MIT-licensed, and hosted on Github. You can fork the code, submit your pull requests, or do whatever you want with the code. The development of the project is completely transparent. You can check their backlog here.
- For now, the editor is delivered using a lightweight native container. In the future we might see Brackets running directly in Chrome on your desktop or on any other devices. This is the beauty of having the editor created with web standard technologies.
- This one should have stayed at the top of list actually: the Adobe team working on this project is really amazing – from product management to developers. They’ve done an incredible job in such a short period of time and they have always cool things on the backlog even after you’ve thought there is nothing left to add. They attend lots of conferences and they always love to share their plans. So follow the team on Twitter or read their blog to keep you up-to-date with their plans :).
- Question: I want to start contributing code or play with the source code. What do I have to do?
Answer: Make sure you fork the Brackets repository and watch these videos.
- Question: I am a web developer (or web designer). Is Brackets ready to replace my current tools?
Answer: Probably not yet. But we encourage you to test the product and play with the features. We would love to hear your feedback and hopefully incorporate your feedback
- Question: I am a web developer who uses PHP (or Ruby, Python, etc) on the server side. Does Brackets support PHP (or Ruby, Python, etc) ?
Finally, so far the feedback we’ve received has been incredibly positive – we opened up the github repository and started showing the product to people on May 1st.
Now go take a look at Brackets and tell your friends and colleagues about this cool project! Don’t be shy with your comments!