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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Sebastian McKenzie, creator of Babel, is leaving Facebook

Just a little movement in the open source world, Sebastian is leaving Facebook.

McKenzie is also behind a newer project called Rome...

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The Rome Toolchain. A formatter, linter, compiler, bundler, and more for JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, Markdown, and CSS.

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Rome is a formatter, linter, bundler, and more for JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, HTML, Markdown, and CSS.

Rome is designed to replace Babel, ESLint, webpack, Prettier, Jest, and others.

Rome unifies functionality that has previously been separate tools. Building upon a shared base allows us to provide a cohesive experience for processing code, displaying errors, parallelizing work, caching, and configuration.

Rome has strong conventions and aims to have minimal configuration. Read more about our project philosophy.

Rome is written in Rust.

Rome has first-class IDE support, with a sophisticated parser that represents the source text in full fidelity and top-notch error recovery.

Rome is MIT licensed and moderated under the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct.

Installation

npm i rome@next
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Usage

Format files:

rome format --write ./path ./path/to/file.js
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For complete documentation, please visit the official website.

Philosophy

The project philosophy can be found…

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Nick Taylor

I'm sure wherever he ends up next week, he'll continue to do great things.

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Peter Miller • Edited on

Based on some replies to that Twitter thread, he will keep working on Rome at least part-time.

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Nick Taylor

Yup, it's his baby I guess and it was already open source and Facebook will most likely benefit from it as well even if he no longer works for their organization.

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Bernard Baker

Any idea where he is going?

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Nick Taylor

In the Tweet thread, he said he’d mention it next week, once he starts working wherever he ends up at.

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