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Introduction to Bespin - Mozilla's Web Based Code Editor



Joe Walker explains Bespin, Mozilla’s open source web-based code editor, its architecture and chosen implementation solution, detailing some of its features like collaboration and version control.


Joe Walker works for Mozilla, creating Bespin - a web developers editor that lives on the web. He is also the creator of the DWR framework. He is a frequent speaker at industry events like QCon, JavaOne, FoWA and The Ajax Experience. He is an author of Ajax in Practice by Manning, and blogs at and also at

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Aug 05, 2010

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  • Is this thing live?

    by Charles Cherry,

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    I tried creating an account in three different browsers (Chrome, FF, IE) and each one failed. IE failed with javascript errors, and Chrome and FF both failed with the message:

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  • coughing

    by Neil Murphy,

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    Not the presenter's fault, but that guy coughing really spoilt this.

    I tried creating an account and got a screen with what seemed to be javascript code. No explanations or anything. Each time I go back to it i land on that javascript edit page. So I cannot find any information about it. Seems a bit of a waste.

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