Development Overview

Learn the basics of Stacklane development.

Stacklane doesn't require any special UI setup to start coding — everything needed to run a Stacklane site is in familiar file formats, ultimately hosted in a GIT repository.

Quick Start

The quickest way to get started is by downloading the free IntelliJ IDEA Community IDE.

After installation, install the Stacklane plugin by visiting Preferences → Plugins → Marketplace. Search for "Stacklane" and then install the plugin.

After restarting IntelliJ use the "Create New Project" dialog. On the left side you'll be presented with various new project templates, including one for "Stacklane". Follow the prompts to finish creating the project.

Once the Stacklane project is created, you'll be able to run it using the "Run" menu, or the green play button.

Where to go from here? We recommend checking out our examples.

IDEs

IntelliJ Community

IntelliJ IDEA Community natively supports all Stacklane file formats, including GIT integration.

Get the Stacklane plugin for easy testing.

This plugin provides a starter project layout, and the ability to run Stacklane projects directly from your local environment.

WebStorm

WebStorm natively supports all Stacklane file formats, including GIT integration.

Get the Stacklane plugin for easy testing.

This plugin provides a starter project layout, and the ability to run Stacklane projects directly from your local environment.

Check out the Build API to learn about developing new IDE plugins.