Gone are the days when a developer could get by with nothing more than a source code editor, compiler, and debugger. The modern cloud application developer needs to be comfortable dealing with a large array of tools to cover the entire software delivery lifecycle. Of course they need infrastructure for running unit tests, integration tests, and performance tests, but they also need tools for automating complex deployments to live staging and production environments, and tools for monitoring and measuring the live production application to measure the impact of their changes.
Now that the Orion editor is becoming one of the most capable editors for web development we've had a lot of interest in allowing clients to embed the editor into their own UIs. To satisfy that need we've developed a new stand alone editor component specifically designed to be used as an embedded widget. Unlike Orion's previous stand alone offering this one comes with most of the capabilities of the full-blown Orion editor (Content Assist, smart hovers, NLS support...).
The focus here is on two things:
Things move very quickly in the web world. We've had three releases in the last year, each with significant improvements. The main focus has been on making the editing experience more productive by improving the tooling (Content Assist, smart hovers, theme support, split editors...). The new features span the full range of languages with integrated support for CSS, HTML and Java Script.