Download Sprint 21: http://download.brackets.io
By default, live development now serves your project via http://localhost powered by a built-in Node.js webserver. In previous builds, live development was hosted through file:// urls which could cause problems when integrating with external services like Typekit.
The inclusion of Node.js in Brackets opens up a number of possibilities. We will be using Node to power live HTML development, but we’ll also be able to tap into the power of npm and leverage community projects like grunt, Yoeman and stylus. The community has already started hacking away. An extension released by Jon Rowy uses the built-in server to bring live development to PHP and Drupal.
You can check out the release notes for the complete list, but here are a few notable features that landed in sprint 21.
As always, the Brackets community contributed much to sprint 21. We try and do our best to highlight their awesome work here on the team blog, we wanted to everyone who uses Brackets to recognize their awesomeness. Now every Brackets contributor is listed dynamically listed in the “about” dialog!
In sprint 22 we will begin work on a new extension management system that we hope to complete by summer. We’re also going to focus on improving the robustness of live development and close out some legacy bugs.