Ahhh… OK, so you are solving a bigger problem than “IDE for Angular”, right?
I can certainly see the benefit if someone is OK with all those choices being made FOR them. I, for one, would LOVE that. I want to write code, not manage a technology stack. However, In my experience, programmers like to make their own decisions. They seem to love tweaking every little setting.
How about if you think about what your Value Proposition is?
Maybe " Pre configured IDE all ready to go out of the box"? (or whatever you think that is). (BTW, talking to customers and getting THEIR description in their words, of what you are offering, is a great way to confirm your benefit and get the right marketing description.
Then the key is to see if enough developers want this. It could be just 1% of developers is they REALLY want it.
I, for one, would love an IDE that comes pre configured and just works and provides the following :
Tight integration with the browser allowing step-by-step debugging in the server side code (php is what we use here) AND the browser.
- Syntax highlighting an smart autocomplete (including autocomplete for my code (my var’s and procedures) and, ideally, as many frameworks as possible (that I use)
- Works out of the box. Ideally, it would just be a VM. (BTW, FogCreek is doing something like this, Gomix (formerly HyperDev) Last I checked it did not have the features above.
I’ve used phpStorm, and based on what I’ve seen and folks I talked to, it does the best job with 1 and 2, but even there it doesn’t do a good enough job. (I have to debug js in the browser)