Open-source Lua projects categorized as IDE

Top 23 Lua IDE Projects

  • NvChad

    Blazing fast Neovim config providing solid defaults and a beautiful UI, enhancing your neovim experience.

    Project mention: How to setup Neovim for Competitive Programming in C++ | | 2023-11-14

    git clone $HOME\AppData\Local\nvim --depth 1 && nvim # if the above path doesnt work, try any of these paths : %LOCALAPPDATA%\nvim %USERPROFILE%AppDataLocal\nvim C:Users%USERNAME%AppDataLocal\nvim

  • LunarVim

    🌙 LunarVim is an IDE layer for Neovim. Completely free and community driven.

    Project mention: Tools to achieve a 10x developer workflow on Windows | | 2023-11-08

    I would suggest to start getting into vim by first trying out popular vim keybinding plugins available on your favorite code editor and get used to those first. Then, if you want to dive deeper into the power of Neovim, try out popular configs like LazyVim, LunarVim, NvChad... Taking Neovim from a mere text editor to a full-featured IDE with features like intellisense, debugging, testing, etc... on your own takes quite a lot of work and configuration.

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • AstroNvim

    AstroNvim is an aesthetic and feature-rich neovim config that is extensible and easy to use with a great set of plugins

    Project mention: How to .Deb port pkgs to termux | /r/termux | 2023-11-05

    Not sure of all of your use cases but this is my sorta my workflow when working mobile using termux and termux-x11. i use i3 WM, AstroNvim.

  • ZeroBraneStudio

    Lightweight Lua-based IDE for Lua with code completion, syntax highlighting, live coding, remote debugger, and code analyzer; supports Lua 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, LuaJIT and other Lua interpreters on Windows, macOS, and Linux

  • nvimdots

    A well configured and structured Neovim.

    Project mention: Catppuccin with color & highlight overrides. Thanks to nvimdots! | /r/neovim | 2023-04-15

    checkout nvimdots!

  • vim-config

    Lean mean Neovim machine, carefully crafted with :heart: Use with latest Neovim.

  • CosmicNvim

    CosmicNvim is a lightweight and opinionated Neovim config for web development, specifically designed to provide a 💫 COSMIC programming experience!

    Project mention: Opinions on pre-made configurations (e.g. LunarVim, AstroNvim) | /r/neovim | 2023-04-01

    I'm considering picking up a pre-made configuration project as my Neovim daily driver, but boy, there sure are a lot of them. SpaceVim, CosmicNvim, AstroNvim, LunarVim, NvChad, and many more I'm sure.

  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • CodeArt

    Use NeoVim as general purpose IDE

  • neovim-lua

    Neovim KISS configuration with Lua

    Project mention: GitHub - brainfucksec/neovim-lua: Neovim KISS configuration with Lua - Update config with lazy.nvim and other changes. | /r/neovim | 2023-02-25
  • VapourNvim

    A NeoVim config for THE ULTIMATE vim IDE-like experience.

    Project mention: what is this terminal? i never saw a terminal used as an IDE | /r/learnprogramming | 2023-02-10

    OP and others: vim / neovim can be actual IDEs, with debuggers, autocomplete, filesystem selects, etc. There's even distros of neovim out there, like & & (for people who don't want to fiddle with config or want starting points)

  • nvim

    Straightforward and pure Lua based Neovim configuration for my work as DevOps/Cloud Engineer with batteries included for Python, Golang, and, of course, YAML (by Allaman)

    Project mention: Best way to setup Nvim on NixOS? | /r/NixOS | 2023-01-08

    Not OP, but I had the same question. I would prefer to manage my nvim config not the NixOS way.

  • nvim

    Useful, maintainable, multi-language supported neovim configuration. (by Avimitin)

  • kodo

    a blazingly bad neovim config

    Project mention: Updated my nvim config to be a bit more functional and useful, while maintaining speed and looks! | /r/neovim | 2023-06-23

    nvim config!

  • Abstract

    neovim as an IDE

  • NeoCode

    My lean, minimal, and sensible Neovim config. VS-who now?

  • cosmic-ui

    Cosmic-UI is a simple wrapper around specific vim functionality. Built in order to provide a quick and easy way to create a Cosmic UI experience with Neovim!

  • nvimdots.lua

    Lazy AF neovim config, well structured in lua.

    Project mention: Can anyone recommend a good github dotfiles repos for neovim that uses LazyVim as it's plugin manager? | /r/neovim | 2023-04-06
  • nvim

    neovim lua cfg (by danielnehrig)

  • dotfiles

    My dotfiles (by slydragonn)

    Project mention: How to Set up the Windows terminal with Powershell and Oh My Posh | | 2023-04-24
  • neovim-config

    A minimal neovim configuration written in Lua (by ntk148v)

    Project mention: How to get rid of these black fragments in nvim? I'm using Terminal with powershell | /r/neovim | 2023-06-30

    I downloaded this config config but that banner is just a comment in the file

  • dotfiles

    My personal dotfiles, neovim(typescript), fish, zellij, etc. (by 2nthony)

  • nvim2k

    Your Personalized Development Environment ❤️👨‍💻

    Project mention: Winfiles - Ultimate Dev Setup for Windows 🪟🪄 | | 2023-01-28

    Powerful personalized editing with nvim2k

  • nvim

    My Neovim config (by gmr458)

    Project mention: Does anyone config java for neovim? | /r/neovim | 2023-04-25

    I have this config file:

  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-14.

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Project Stars
1 NvChad 20,302
2 LunarVim 16,475
3 AstroNvim 10,737
4 ZeroBraneStudio 2,527
5 nvimdots 2,441
6 vim-config 1,768
7 CosmicNvim 1,028
8 CodeArt 865
9 neovim-lua 762
10 VapourNvim 509
11 nvim 489
12 nvim 263
13 kodo 202
14 Abstract 173
15 NeoCode 160
16 cosmic-ui 155
17 nvimdots.lua 97
18 nvim 93
19 dotfiles 88
20 neovim-config 75
21 dotfiles 49
22 nvim2k 47
23 nvim 42
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