Scott Boms

Velocity Language Module For BBEdit 8

Following in the footsteps of John Gruber I’ve put together a codeless language module for BBEdit 8 for the Velocity template engine. I have a few thoughts on the new version of BBEdit but I will save them for another day.

For those unfamiliar with Velocity (the large majority I suspect), it is, according to the Velocity overview “…a Java-based template engine. It permits anyone to use the simple yet powerful template language to reference objects defined in Java code.”

Continued, “When Velocity is used for web development, Web designers can work in parallel with Java programmers to develop web sites according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) model, meaning that web page designers can focus solely on creating a site that looks good, and programmers can focus solely on writing top-notch code. Velocity separates Java code from the web pages, making the web site more maintainable over the long run and providing a viable alternative to Java Server Pages (JSPs) or PHP.

Download the Velocity language module (.sit file)