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Featuring Adam Lehman - Brackets: An Open Source Code Editor For The Web

Brackets is a new open source project started by Adobe to push tooling on the web forward. Based on the principle that the best developers to build tools for web developers are in fact web developers, Brackets is built in JavaScript, HTML and CSS. MIT-licensed and hosted on github, Brackets is a code editor that challenges the status quo with innovations like inline Quick Editing and live browser connectivity. This session will provide an overview of Brackets and demonstrate how to hack on the project so you can customize and extend it to meet your needs. You can build a better editor.

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Adam Lehman is the Senior Product Manager for Interactive Development at Adobe based out of Washington, DC. He is passionate about helping web developers with better tools, frameworks and services. Adam is one of the founders of Brackets, an open source code editor written in JavaScript. He is also helping to shape the future of PhoneGap Build, a cloud-based service for building standards based mobile applications.

Prior to joining Adobe, Adam was the Senior Web Engineer for the U.S. Department of State where he managed a team of developers and architected enterprise applications. His background also includes several years designing and programming e-learning applications for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Adam has been developing web applications for over a decade and spoken at over 100 events. You can find Adam online at or follow him on twitter at

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  • Wong L.

    As a beginner, it was helpful and I did learn a lot about github and efforts around involving the community for a "traditional" type firm, which is a good thing. I would consider installing and using Bracket as I learn html and css.

    July 27, 2012

  • Zohar B.

    LOL. Chris - we all left at 10.. what did you do here after? :D Should have joined us for after-drinks!

    July 27, 2012

  • Zohar B.

    Video recording is coming! Thanks to all who participated, looking forward to seeing you at the next month.

    July 27, 2012

  • Zohar B.

    Great presentation about the perfect web IDE!
    Definitely going to be playing with Brackets soon...
    As always - great meeting interesting people and projects.

    July 27, 2012

  • Luis F

    It was tough going for Adam against the elements. The pizza was very good. it was somewhat informative. i will know better in the long run. thank you. Glad it did not go till 11pm and good thing the other 100 people did not show up. where would they have been put.

    July 27, 2012

  • Dragos C.

    Great presentation.

    July 27, 2012

  • Mehboob A.

    till 11pm?

    July 26, 2012

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