Code at the speed of thought – Zed is a high-performance, multiplayer code editor from the creators of Atom and Tree-sitter. (by zed-industries)

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  • Ask HN: Do any embedded languages support REPL-driven development?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Jul 2024
    Reworking the stated REPL-driven development charactarists a bit: ide/editor can provide an environment for emulating a REPL-driven workflow with support for interpreting a given language. aka zed[0][4] using syntax-aware task spawning with tree-sitter[1][2].

    [0] : zed : http://zed.dev/

    [1] : zed using syntax-aware tasks spawning with tree-sitter : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se3zS2ZVvMo

    [2] : ??"execution charactaristics ?? : zed 'tree sitter' usage example : https://zed.dev/blog/syntax-aware-editing

    [3] : ?? multiple interpreter contexts/plug-ins?? : webassembly bindings : https://zed.dev/blog/language-extensions-part-1

    [4] : between editors and IDE's, where zed falls : https://zed.dev/blog/between-editors-and-ides

  • Zed on Linux Is Here
    16 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Jul 2024
    I am not against Zed in any way -- note that I have upvoted and favorited this article.

    Zed looks like it holds promise on several fronts -- most notably that its code (to the best of my knowledge at this point in time, and kindly correct me if I am wrong) is decoupled from JavaScript, Electron, and Chrome/Chromium and other browsers (and other slowness/bloatedness) in general...

    My comment, if it was directed, was directed to all of the (posters?/bots?) that claimed directly or indirectly, expressed or implied, that one or more of the Electron-based editors are faster than one or more of the non-Electron based editors, when clearly Electron adds a whole lot of unecesary bloat and slowdown to editors that use it (which is one of the reasons why Zed was apparently written: "Engineered for performance Zed efficiently leverages every CPU core and your GPU to start instantly, load files in a blink, and respond to your keystrokes on the next display refresh. Unrelenting performance keeps you in flow and makes other tools feel slow." (from the Zed website: https://zed.dev/)

    Whether or not the same team worked on Electron in the past is not relevant.

    What is relevant to Zed is only its codebase, and whether or not that codebase is tightly coupled or decoupled to other software that bloats it and slows it down or not.

    So to recap -- I am not against Zed in any way.

  • Zed Has Linux Support
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Jul 2024
  • Zed Editor automatically downloads binaries and NPM packages without consent
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jul 2024
    This was also documented here:


    Where there is a VSCode theme importer into Zed.

    And what it does is silently install a Home Brew package and attempt to execute it.

  • Show HN: A modern Jupyter client for macOS
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jul 2024
    Alternatives in this space are greatly appreciated! I run Linux and Windows so I keep my eyes fixed on https://github.com/zed-industries/zed/pull/12062#issuecommen... - - zed is a cross platform, gpu rendered, rust-based editor.. Jupyter support should arrive soonish
  • Pulsar – A Community-Led Hyper-Hackable Text Editor
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Jun 2024
    It already contains extension support (not sure why it's not prominently mentioned in in their docs though).

    The built-in ones are here: https://github.com/zed-industries/zed/tree/main/extensions. There are others outside the main tree as well, all of which are accessible within the app.

  • OpenAI Acquires Multi
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Jun 2024
    It might be somewhat different in that it's only for programming, but Zed is a "multiplayer code editor" with channels, notes, video chat, screen sharing etc.


  • Ask HN: How do you find developers for open source bug bounties?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Jun 2024
    There are a number of ways you could approach this.

    1. Post here on HN. On the 1st work day of every month, the whoishiring bot posts 3 Ask HN threads and you can use the Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? thread to post an ad stating the specific skills that you are looking for. You are more likely to get inquiries if you include a budget. Here's are 2 examples: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=38846044 (Jan 2024) and https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=38514744 (Dec 2023).

    2. There is also Algora (https://console.algora.io/) and they support the very use case you are asking about. Here's an example of Scott Chacon using Algora to sponsor a bounty in the Zed repo https://github.com/zed-industries/zed/issues/4440. He posted about his experience on Twitter here: https://x.com/chacon/status/1770005036170375594

  • Zed – Code at the Speed of Thought
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Jun 2024
  • Ask HN: What macOS apps/programs do you use daily and recommend?
    38 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jun 2024
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zed-industries/zed is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of zed is Rust.

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