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NEW - Angular 2 plugin with: content assist, TypeScript 2.0 support, real-time validation, formatting, debugging, and more.
Standalone version at Angular IDE.
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Submitted by Eligio Merino on Thu, 2016-11-10 14:14
This is not just an IDE but also an awesome experience that took my breath away!! In the early Angular2 days, I tried Eclipse-based free solutions such as Enide, Angular2Eclipse and TypEcs but the problem with those was a partial TypeScript validation for Angular2 projects - specially the ones based on Angular-Cli. You know, there was not fully *.ts validation (sometimes none) for building components neither an accurate component-template wiring across the application; also, text was all black for the code I was using to create a TypeScript class - I mean no text- coloring, what was that about?? In my frustration, I even turned to evaluate non-free solutions like WebStorm, and even it uses Angular-Cli and text-coloring I found their code assistant was limited for wiring .*ts components vs templates and - the most disappointing part - is that were no automation to add more components to my Angular-Cli based project.
(sigh) to be realistic, after 6 months of try-outs here and there, I was about to gave up in using of Angular2 as my front-end because as a 20-year experienced developer, I could not believe the lack of decent dev-tools for a wide and well-sponsored framework such as Angular2.
Today, my searching has definitely paid off!! I found AngularIDE to be so much more good and right over the solutions I have tried before. At first, I gave it a try by doing an installation from Eclipse marketplace; in just 5 minutes, I got it downloaded, installed/restarted in Neon and had my first HelloWord project created through AngularIDE wizard and running under nice terminals inside Neon - one for ng-building and the other for ng-running (quite useful as I can see live what is going on when I do changes to my code). These automation features were exactly was I looking for as to manually setup an Angular-Cli project - in my experience - is the hardest, tedious and longest step to achieve. But the big thing thing happened was when I clicked on 'Standalone version at Angular IDE' link above and realized there is a full download for AngularIDE (about 200MB) so I grabbed it and got installed. It was so nice to my eye in seeing it has a beautiful startup-splash image when loading - instead of the classic Eclipse splash screen - as well as for there are nice Angular2 icons from the IDE shortcut to the wizards (components, class, enums, etc.). Next step, I also created a HelloWorld project here and it also validates, refreshes and runs great!!
As for I have playing around with AngularIDE, today I can say that my Angular2 headaches are gone!! I do not even need to have NodeJS nor Angular-Cli nor TypeScript nor other dependencies installed on my machine to make my projects to build, compile and run - AngularIDE takes care all of that!! And even better, to have SBAdmin template automatically included in my projects is a great asset as it definitively saves me a lot of time from making Bootstrap manual integration =D
Bottom line, AngularIDE is insanely powerful and beautifully awesome!!! I still cannot believe it is for free!!! Could you??? Give it a try, most likely you will also tease all the fun I am having right now, just LOVE IT!!! ♥ :)
Submitted by Marc Bogaerts on Sat, 2016-11-26 05:34
I was very pleased to find out that my favourite IDE Eclipse now has terrific support for Angular2 and TypeScript. However I still miss the features that I'm used to when writing Java code. There seems to be no support to provide the necessary imports in an Angular component and I have to do it manually. Either I need some additional configuration or his is just missing. In the first case I'd like to know how to enable automatic import. In the latter I think this would be a great feature to add to this product.
Submitted by Tim Webb on Tue, 2016-11-29 08:47
Automatic import is very high on our list! We have a CI 9 release going out tomorrow that has improvements to content assist, reliability of validation, improvements with ngModel validation, and more importantly nice TSlint support. CI 9 also starts on a series of quick fixes you can make, though LOTS more coming there. For 2017 CI 1 going out later in December, we do intend to have automatic imports -- the challenge for automatic imports is the scanning of the project structure including all the node_modules and we want to make sure we get it right to not slow down responsiveness! The goal is definitely to have it feel as smooth as the JDT, but it'll take us a few CI releases to fully get there. As you may have experienced, to get good TypeScript meant also combating a lot of other challenges in Eclipse when it comes to working with web languages!
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