Welcome to Phoenix!

Phoenix is a modern open-source and free code editor for the web, built for the browser.

Code Guardian

Phoenix build verification

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Phoenix is in early alpha.



  1. Targeted for web development. Js, html and CSS enjoy special status.
  2. Light-weight editor.
  3. Extension support maintaining full compatibility with Brackets extensions (except brackets-node extensions).
  4. Uncompromised local development experience.
  5. Support for pluggable remote back-ends.
  6. Phoenix core will work from a static web server.


Phoenix is in alpha and is under active development.

Contributing/ Feedback

Building Phoenix

Source Repository

Running phoenix

IDE Setup

SonarLint static code analysis checker is not yet available as a Brackets extension. Use sonarLint plugin for webstorm or any of the available IDEs from this link before raising a pull request:

Building Release artifacts

Running tests

Browsing the virtual file system

To view/edit the files in the browser virtual file system, open the developer console and execute the below js code

ProjectManager  = require("project/ProjectManager")

Where /fs is the folder in the file system to browse. You can now browse the files in the phoenix file tree.

NB: Mounting root folder / is not advised if you have mounted large local native folders.

Clean and reset builds




GNU AGPL-3.0 License

Modified work Copyright (c) 2021 - present

Original work Copyright (c) 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see