Nodeclipse to develop Node.js In Eclipse

Nodeclipse is development environment tool for node.js applications and it come as standalone IDE(Eclipse) and as a plugin. This tool is really helpful to developers.

To install eclipse plugin you can use this update site http://www.nodeclipse.org/updates/ and follow instructions.

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Core features of Nodeclipse are here

  • Creating default structure for New Node Project and New Node Source File
  • Generating Express project with Wizard
  • JavaScript Syntax highlighting
  • Bracket matching and marking selection occurences with background color
  • Content Assistant within one file
  • Go to definition with Ctrl+click when JSDoc is used
  • Refactoring within one file (Alt+Shift+R)
  • JSON files highlight and validation
  • NPM support
  • Debugging – Breakpoint, Trace, Variables, Expressions, etc… via Eclipse debugger plugin for V8
  • Setting project properties for JSHint-Eclipse automatically; JSHint settings template
  • Passing arguments to Node application and Node.js, specifying environment variables values to use
  • Running CoffeeScript *.coffee files
  • Running *.js files with PhantomJS, MongoDB Shell or Java 8 Nashorn jjs util
  • Bundled together with Markdown Editor, GitHub Flavored Markdown, StartExplorer (for system explorer and shell), RegEx, Icon Editor, MongoDB, RestClient Tool and other plugins (20+ in total, check update site and Nodeclispe Plugin List)
  • Support for Eclipse Juno, Kepler, Luna M3

Create New Nodeclipse project using eclipse new project creation menu as given below. It will create new node.js project.

nodeclipse-projects

To run node.js project goto to project run configuration and create run configuration as given below.

nodeclipse-run-config

Here is our first nodejs application output.

nodeclipse-run-browser

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