Dirigible – Cloud Development Platform

Dirigible is an excellent open source project cloud development toolkit that provides Integrated Development Environment as a Service (IDEaaS) as well as the runtime engines integration for the running applications.

It supports full development life-cycle of on-demand applications by leveraging in-system programming models and rapid application development techniques.

The environment runs directly in a browser, and therefore does not require additional downloads and installations. It is based on a huge set of open source frameworks, such as Eclipse RAP, Rhino, jRuby, Groovy, Apache Camel, CXF, Velocity, Lucene, MyLyn, and many more.

Features include:

  • Fast Prototyping – build a skeleton of your project quickly.
  • Legacy Components – Java libraries and their APIs can be made available from within the scripting services.
  • Adaptable Software – applications built with the cloud toolkit comply with the Dynamic Applications paradigm.
  • Database Development – model data structure artifacts in JSON format, and to create actual tables and views during activation/publishing.
  • Server-Side Development – supports most dynamic languages, CommonJS modularization, and generates fully compliant RESTful services.
  • Client-Side Development – supports user interface generation for the RESTful services based on widely used frameworks, such as Bootstrap, jQuery, AngularJS, and OpenUI5.
  • Built-in micro ESB based on Apache Camel and CXF for declarative integration and orchestration of the business process flows.
  • Supports declarative definition of extension points and extensions.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Eclipse Foundation
License: Eclipse Public License


Dirigible is written in JavaScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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