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Google Cloud Shell adopts the Orion Code Editor

It’s nice to see Google Cloud Shell using Orion in their latest offering. Google Cloud Shell is just that: a shell (really a bunch of shells) to a machine in the cloud. The machine contains source files (go figure) and Orion is … Continue reading

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New and noteworthy for codeEdit widget 12

Orion codeEdit widget debuted just one year ago in Orion 9.0. Thanks to all the valuable user feedback over the past year, now in Orion 12, the widget has been improved a lot for both usability and customizability. We’ve updated the widget wiki page to include the … Continue reading

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Configuring your Orion project

Everyone loves to customize stuff. In Orion 11.0, we provided support for .tern-project files so you can do just that. A .tern-project file, for those unfamiliar with them, is a configuration file that lives at the root of your project, is entirely … Continue reading

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What the heck does this code do? Find out before you refactor

A common problem for developers is being able to work effectively with and understand large code bases. This problem can affect everyone on a team, whether you’re new or experienced. It’s hard to know every line, and everyone needs to … Continue reading

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New Support for ARIA Content Assist in Orion

Orion’s HTML Content Assist now supports WAI-ARIA attributes and their values. For example, when typing attributes into the start tag of a div, you can type Ctrl+Space to pop up a list of all attributes that div supports, including ARIA attributes. Use the up … Continue reading

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Implementation Details – Git Submodule Support

Here are some implementation details about the Git Submodule support which is now available in the Orion Web IDE. If you have not already read about the features, please check the Git Submodule Support post. A Detailed User Guide is also available. Remove submodule … Continue reading

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Orion 9.0 Code Edit Widget With Language Tooling

Orion 9.0 was just announced with greatly enhanced javascript language tooling features. In addition to using Orionhub.org as an IDE, developers have been demanding that they can embed the Orion editor into their web pages with all the features that the Orion editor offers. … Continue reading

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Strong Orion program for EclipseCon 2015

Next month is EclipseCon 2015, in Burlingame California. Several Orion committers will be there, and there is a great selection of talks on Orion, as part of the Cloud Development track. Here are some of the highlights by day: Monday … Continue reading

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Orion’s new Help system

As was described in the Orion 7.0 release announcement, the Orion Help system has finally gotten the re-write it has long needed. Beyond eliminating our last use of JSPs, the new Help now features: A more integrated look A new … Continue reading

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Orion 7.0 – GitHub and Google+ Authentication

Orion 7.0, coming in late October 2014, will have significant improvements to its authentication infrastructure. Orion will now support OAuth 2.0 providers for authentication, in place of the OpenID and Mozilla Persona authentication methods. Orion 7.0 stable builds can be … Continue reading

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