Live from Maker Faire Rome on Saturday, October 19th at 16.00 CET, Massimo Banzi and Luca Cipriani will push the button to release the new Arduino Pro IDE (alpha) — watch this space.
The hugely popular Arduino IDE software is easy-to-use for beginners, yet flexible enough for advanced users. Millions of you have used it as your everyday tool to program projects and applications. We’ve listened to your feedback though, and it’s time for a new enhanced version with features to appeal to the more advanced developers amongst you.
We are very excited to be releasing an “alpha” version of a completely new Development Environment for Arduino, the Arduino Pro IDE.
The main features in this initial alpha release of the new Pro IDE are:
- Modern, fully featured development environment
- Dual mode, classic mode (identical to the classic Arduino IDE) and pro mode (file system view)
- New Board Manager
- New Library Manager
- Board List
- Basic auto completion (Arm targets only)
- Git integration
- Serial Monitor
- Black theme
But the new architecture opens the door to features that the Arduino community have been requesting like these that will be following on soon:
- Sketch synchronisation with Arduino Create Editor
- Fully open to third party plug-ins
- Support for additional languages than C++
The new Arduino Pro IDE is based on the latest technologies as follows:
- Arduino CLI used in daemon mode is providing all the main Arduino features.
- Eclipse Theia the frontend of the application is based on this Open Source IDE.
- Electron the framework behind Eclipse Theia, allows the use of web technologies on desktop environments.
Available in Windows, Mac OSX and Linux64 versions; we need your help in improving the product. Before releasing the source code to move out of the alpha, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Like all things in the Arduino community, we grow and develop together through your valued contributions. Please test the Arduino Pro IDE to it’s breaking point, we want to hear all the good and bad things you find. We’re open to recommendations for additional features, as well as hearing about any bugs you may find – there’s bound to be a few as it is an alpha version afterall!
Versions (released from 16.00 CET on Saturday, October 19th)
So give it a go and let us know of any feature requests or bugs at: https://github.com/arduino/arduino-pro-ide/issues
For those of you who love and cherish the classic Arduino IDE, don’t worry it will continue to be available forever.