Category: news

Article by: Rajnish Bharti

Developers rejoice : JavaScript refactoring now available in Brackets

JavaScript developers can can refactor their code in Brackets. Download out the latest version here. You can now intelligently rename functions and variables with scope awareness. You can select a piece of code and create a Try/Catch block for it. Convert anonymous expression/function block to an arrow expression in a click. Create Get/Set functions for the selected identifier in context of a class/construct. You can now extract an expression as a variable in the current scope.  Selected code blocks can be extracted as a function… Read more

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Article by: Prashanth Nethi

Welcome to our new committers!

We are excited to introduce the newest committers to the Brackets community. I will let them introduce themselves. Shubham Yadav Hey guys, I joined the Adobe Dreamweaver team as a Software Developer this summer, straight out of college. But my relationship with Brackets started way before that. I was lucky to grab an internship at Adobe during the first half of this year. During my time as an intern, I worked a lot with Brackets, both as an application and as an open… Read more

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Article by: Ryan Stewart

Update about Extract for Brackets (Preview)

Some of you are familiar with the Extract for Brackets extension, a tool used to work with PSDs shared via Creative Cloud. As announced in this post on the Creative Cloud blog today, we are discontinuing the extension effective on June 28 due to low usage. Please note that any PSD files you’ve used with Extract will still be available to access or share within the Creative Cloud Assets service. To continue using Extract functionality, we suggest checking out the Extract panel in Dreamweaver CC. Thank… Read more

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Article by: Ryan Stewart

Update from the Adobe Brackets Team

We’re incredibly proud of the momentum that Brackets continues to have. Over 350,000 people are using Brackets every month. There have been 283 contributors to the project and users have installed 890 different extensions. The community has also become even more active in the project over the past couple of months. We’ll soon be releasing Brackets 1.5 which has a number of fixes and enhancements that were contributed by the community. The Brackets team at Adobe has been spending the past couple of months… Read more

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Article by: Ryan Stewart

Update on 1.4 and a Brackets Roadmap

The team has been hard at work on the 1.4 release and because it’s taking a little bit longer I wanted to provide a quick update on that release as well as share some of the current thinking from the Adobe engineers about where we’ll be focusing our efforts over the next few releases. One of things we want to do as a team is plan our work around a specific theme for each release. That helps overall productivity for the team because they’re diving… Read more

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Article by: Ryan Stewart

Welcome the Newest Brackets Committer: Marcel Gerber

I’m incredibly happy to be able to announce that the Brackets committers are welcoming a new member: Marcel Gerber. Marcel has been a member of the Brackets community for a long time and has been playing a big role recently in doing code reviews, triaging bugs, and generally helping out wherever he can. He’s also going to be our youngest committer by a wide margin! Here’s a bit about Marcel in his own words: I am a 16-yeared student, currently attending a German “Gymnasium”… Read more

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Article by: Peter Flynn

Introducing Brackets Health Report

The Brackets community has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year, especially after our 1.0 milestone last fall. Earlier in the development of Brackets we felt more confident guiding the project based on direct user feedback and our own intuition. But as the project has grown, we need a better picture of how people are using Brackets so we can continue making it even more awesome. Rather than relying on guesswork, we think the best approach now is to gather real… Read more

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Article by: Ryan Stewart

Welcome New Brackets Committers

It’s been an exciting couple of months for the Brackets community. The 1.0 release was downloaded over 400,000 times since our launch over 1.5 months ago. We continue to get great feedback from the community and released Brackets 1.1 in the middle of December before the Brackets team  members from Adobe took a break for the holiday.We continue to see great momentum for the project across the board. We’re up to over 20,500 stars on GitHub making us the 15th most starred project overall. The… Read more

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Article by: Ryan Stewart

Getting Ready to Declare Brackets 1.0

It’s been almost 3 years since the first commit for Brackets landed. In that time we’ve gone from a small project to one of the most popular repositories on GitHub and what we think is the best code editor for web designers and front end developers. We’re excited to see that a lot of you agree! We’ve had 240 contributors over that time, each new release gets over 100,000 downloads, and our extension registry contains 439 extensions and 75 themes. Most of those have been… Read more

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Article by: Ryan Stewart

Brackets 0.44 Release: Split View

Split view has been one of our most requested features for Brackets and with Release 0.44 it’s finally landed. In this release we’ve also overhauled the file tree which should make it more robust. You can see the full list of enhancements here and grab the release here. Split View With release 0.44 you can now view two documents side-by-side in either horizontal view or vertical view. To enable split view, use the  icon and then decide between a vertical split or a horizontal split. Then select… Read more

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