Red Hat
Nov 24, 2014
by dgolovin

JavaScript is extremely popular nowadays and the fact Eclipse JavaScript Development Tools supports JavaScript ECMA3 standard only didn’t let us sleep well, so we decided to do something about it.

First we got to work and fixed tons of issues in Eclipse JavaScript Development Tools to make it usable, then when it esd good enough we extended it with some good features to make it even better.

Tern.java Adapter for JavaScript Facet

Tern.java is now working behind the scene to provide JavaScript code analysis and content assist. Good news there is no need to configure it manually. Just install Tern.java Adapter from JBoss Tools update site and it configures projects with JavaScript facet automatically to unleash all Tern IDE features for you.

ECMA5 Support

HTML and JavaScript source editors now show JavaScript ECMA5 proposals in content assist for projects with JavaScript facet.

javascript-content-assist

You can also get content assist for many popular JavaScript Libraries through Tern Modules. Manual configuration is required in Project Preferences.

javascript-modules

CordovaJS Module for Tern.java

We provided CordovaJS Module for Tern to improve Cordova related content assist in JavaScript source. Tern integration configure it for Eclipse Thym Project automatically, so you don’t need to do manual configuration to see content assist for CordovaJS. Just create Thym project, open index.htm and start using it.

javascript-cordova-content-assist

AngularJS Tools Early Access

JBoss Tools provides support for AngularJS through JBoss Tools Central Early Access. It installs full distribution of AngularJS IDE with many cool feature like:

  • source code highlighting and navigation

  • source code content assist

  • AngularJS model view

  • and more.

Read about all AngularJS IDE features here.

/Denis Golovin

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