jedi — a language for Web development

Jedi is a new template language (maybe do more such as url routing in the future) inspired by Jade / Coffeekup and many others. It's still in beta phase but we already use it in production ( for several years.

npm install jedi -g

Compile to php: jedi example.jedi php

Watch changes and auto compiling: jedi -w example.jedi php

See examples

  1. subtemplate fragments (which combine the power of Jade's mixin and block feature) is not fully implemented

  2. only very basic support of import instruction

  3. string concat and some other expression operators are not implemented

  • Gulp plugin:

NOTE: Only support simple keywords highlighting

Copy jedi.xml to ~/Library/Preferences/WebIde70/filetypes for MacOS or %USERPROFILE%\.WebIde70\config\filetypes for Windows, restart WebStorm/PHPStorm

There is also a variant edition cssmagic/jedi.xml which adjust some details and add CMUI keywords.


  1. Code Browser, jEdit
  2. NetBeans
  3. CodeMirror, ACE

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