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Facebook today announced that it’s built Nuclide, its own integrated development environment (IDE) composed on top of Atom, the text editor that code-repository software company GitHub first released last year.

And parts of the system — which features auto-completion and a JavaScript type checker, as well as Facebook’s new React Native library — could well become a part of Atom.

“Nuclide is a set of packages implemented on top of Atom, and we are working closely with GitHub to contribute upstream to the core project,” states Nuclide’s purpose-built website.

Nuclide is one of several open-source tools for developers that Facebook unveiled at its F8 conference. Others include user segmentation tools Year Class and Connection Class.


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Facebook is encouraging developers to join the Nuclide Facebook group — of course! — to get updates on the IDE.

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