Javascript Web Editor


3.4.13 years ago6 years agoMinified + gzip package size for @cxl/workspace in KB



A new IDE concept based on web technologies with a focus on extensibility and user experience.

The editor main features are:

  • Easy to install and configure. Runs locally or remotely.
  • Client/Server based. Client handles rendering, while server handles the heavy tasks.
  • An open plugin API. Plugins can be enabled by project or by workspace.
  • Intelligent Text Editor (based on CodeMirror) and Code Assistant including inline completion.
  • A minimalistic yet powerful UI.
  • A VIM mode plugin.


  • node >9.0 and npm.
  • A modern web browser.


To install from npm (stable)

npm -g install @cxl/workspace

To install from source

git clone https://github.com/coaxialsoftware/workspace.git
cd workspace
npm link

To install from github

npm -g install coaxialsoftware/workspace


Install plugins using npm.

npm install @cxl/workspace.plugin

or download it to a folder and:

cd folder
npm link

You can also manually load it using the "plugins" property of workspace.json.

    // Install the plugin
    "plugins": [ "file:path" ]
    // Load it for all projects
    "project" { "plugins": [ "name" ] },

In order to use the plugin you must load it by adding it to the workspace, see example above, or by using the project.json file:

    "plugins": [ "plugin name", "plugin2" ]

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

The npm package download data comes from npm's download counts api and package details come from npms.io.