Orion is not a Java IDE

A passing reference in a recent Wired article called Orion a tool for “those using the Java programming language.” Just to clear up any confusion, that statement is completely wrong. Orion is a tool for client-side web developers. In particular, Orion currently provides tools for developing web applications with JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. There is really nothing to see here for Java developers at this point.

Of course, Orion provides basic tooling infrastructure such as a generic code editor and Git tools, which could certainly be used some day to produce tools for Java. It would be a natural fit for web frameworks like Play, or cloud deployment platforms supporting Java such as CloudBees or Heroku. But for now, our main focus on the tooling front is JavaScript and related web client technologies.

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