Category Archive: Eclipse
February 26, 2009

I finally had a bit of time to look under the hood of Bespin. Hacking around on a new piece of software is like raiding a candy store if you have a sweet tooth. Especially when it is as concise, well thought out, and implemented in JavaScript like Bespin.

What sealed the deal for me was the result I got when I applied a 10 minute inspect-search-edit-refresh technique I use when learning the ropes of a new architecture and implementation. Lets call this technique “dive and swim”.

Before I get into what got me excited I am going to give you an insight into how I approached this new candy store called Bespin.

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February 20, 2009

I recently discovered a new Mozilla Labs project called Bespin. From the release announcement:

Just as Mozilla enables massive innovation by making Firefox open on many levels, we hope to do the same with Bespin by developing an extensible framework for Open Web development. We’re particularly excited by the prospect of empowering Web developers to hack on the editor itself and make it their own.

I encourage you to check out this project. It’s in a very early stage of development, so don’t expect to switch IDE’s any time soon, but based on the amount of interest it has already generated the project is going to evolve quickly.

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