Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Your code has mistakes – We can help you fix them

Orion has powerful linting tools that detect potential programming problems as you type.  Our tooling provides a huge list of rules, everything from basic syntax mistakes like missing semicolons to multi-file function reference checking.  Try out the latest at orionhub.org. … Continue reading






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Orion and ESLint 0.6.2

In 7.0 we updated the version of ESLint used in Orion to 0.6.2 which has many improvements over the last version we were using (0.4.2). There is a catch though. Since version 0.4.2, ESLint has dropped support for the jslint … Continue reading






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Article on Orion and BeagleBone Black development

There’s a great article by Benjamin Cabé over at Element14 about utilizing Orion to do development on a BeagleBone Black leveraging Node.js, MQTT and all sorts of other Internet of Things technology. Eclipse Orion, Arduino and BeagleBone Black – Prototyping … Continue reading






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Orion 5.0: Syntax Styling Revisited

The orion.edit.highlighter service gives plug-ins a way of contributing syntax stylings for arbitrary languages. Prior to Orion 5.0 these stylings were defined as either TextMate grammars or CodeMirror modes. While both of these styling approaches are well-established and have their … Continue reading






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Orion and Google App Engine Push-to-Deploy

After reading an article by Brad Abrams on Cloud based deployment leveraging Git push and Google App Engine I thought I’d outline how Orion can be leveraged in the same way. Brad suggests starting with a Google Cloud Platform Guestbook … Continue reading






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Use the Orion Editor in your blog

As a quick follow up to the last post, we thought it would be worthwhile to mention 2 ways on how to embed the Orion editor in your blog. Depending on whether you want to make the editor always available … Continue reading






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Orion 2.0: What’s New for Shell page plug-ins

The Orion 1.0 Shell page provided a basic mechanism for plugging custom commands into a shared command line environment.  Shell page enhancements for Orion 2.0 have focused on formalizing new parameter types that provide access to files in the Orion … Continue reading






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Embed the latest Orion Editor in your code in 2 steps

The Orion editor has been packaged into 2 standalone builds to help make it easier to use. These are available from the Orion build page. Here is how you can get the latest release and embed it in your Javascript … Continue reading






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Editing eclipse.org Web Sites with OrionHub

This post is for fellow Eclipse committers who have recently migrated their Eclipse project web sites to Git. With your web site stored in Git, you can now use Orion to maintain your web site directly from your browser without … Continue reading






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Hacking Node on a Raspberry Pi with Orion

With EclipseCon Europe fast approaching we wanted to have some cool demos to show off Orion that were a little out of the ordinary. Given that Orion can provide a UI to the file system of an underlying installation it … Continue reading






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