Getting started with Eclipse Theia

May 31, 2022 | 2 min Read

Are you interested in building a custom IDE or tool for your domain that runs in the cloud but also as a desktop application? We recently gave a talk introducing you to Eclipse Theia, the next generation open source platform for building custom tools and IDEs! In case you missed it, please see the recording below.

Eclipse Theia currently builds a lot of momentum and is being adopted in various domains as the basis for modern and web-based toolchains. However, getting started with a powerful technology like Theia and the extensive ecosystem around it is sometimes overwhelming. Especially newcomers are often confronted with a recurring set of frequently asked questions.

In the talk, we provide an accessible but still comprehensive introduction to the world of Eclipse Theia. We start with the motivation of the project, describe its core features and provide an overview of the ecosystem and its current adopters. Furthermore, we focus on frequently asked questions including:

  • What are similarities and differences to VS Code
  • How to use/consume/adopt Eclipse Theia
  • How to communicate with the community
  • How to contribute to Eclipse Theia
  • Etc.

Our goal is to provide you with a jump start to the vibrant and active ecosystem around Eclipse Theia as the next generation platform for building web- and cloud-based tools:

If you want to build your own custom tool or IDE based on Eclipse Theia, VS Code or any other platform, get our support! EclipseSource provides consulting and implementation services for building web-based tools, for Eclipse Theia, for VS Code and other technologies such as Eclipse GLSP. Get in contact with us, to discuss your use case!

Jonas, Maximilian and Philip

Jonas, Maximilian and Philip

Jonas Helming, Maximilian Koegel and Philip Langer co-lead EclipseSource. They work as consultants and software engineers for building …