Using code editors with Continuous Delivery toolchains
Because Continuous Delivery toolchains work with Git-based repositories, you have multiple options for editing code in projects managed through a toolchain. You can develop and test locally by using a local code editor the Eclipse IDE or the Atom text editor and publish to the repository for the toolchain by using Git commands. Alternatively, you can edit and test code in the cloud by using the Eclipse Orion Web IDE.
Features of the Eclipse Orion Web IDE
When deploying a Node.js application from the workspace, the Web IDE supports Live Edit mode that automatically synchronizes changes to the workspace to the running application instance. Debugging of the running application on Bluemix in Chrome is also supported.
When you are ready to commit the application changes from the Web IDE to the project, the IDE provides a Git interface that allows synchronization to the repository for the toolchain. The Git interface provides a SYNC button that performs a bi-directional synchronization of the repositories, and it provides individual buttons for push, pull, and rebase commands.