If you would rather write code in your favorite IDE, you can turn that frown upside-down right now. We’ve tapped into the power of the npm registry service* to let you manage workflows just as you would any other codebase. With the utilities that we have published to this service, you can enjoy the following advantages:
- Write workflows without leaving your development environment. Enjoy full-featured code completion and keyboard support.
- Edit and refine multiple scripts simultaneously.
- Make iterative offline improvements and deploy updates only when your code is tried and tested.
In this article, we show you how to work with the package manager and update workflows using your own software development tools. With each step, we provide an increasing level of functionality and complexity. This lets you build up your toolkit bit by bit and extend the capabilities of your platform at your own pace.