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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Cloud Based IDEs for Developers

In this post we will be discussing about cloud based IDEs (Integrated Development Platforms) for developer. A cloud based IDE is a web-based IDE which gives developers instant access to all the tools, plugins, applications which help them to develop web applications quickly and from anywhere.

According to Wikipedia, IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is a software application which provides facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE consists of a source code editor, build automation tools and a debugger. Now if the IDE is cloud based then you can simply need an internet connection to run your code from anywhere.

1. Codenvy

Codenvy cloud work-spaces contain projects and run-times making them portable. It has features like One-click Docker environments, team on-boarding and collaboration, work-space platform for DevOps etc. Its built on top of Eclipse Che which is again a developer work-space server and cloud IDE. According to them, they make development more agile by providing work spaces that are on-demand, collaborative and constraint-free.


2. Codeanywhere

Codeanywhere is a Cross Platform Cloud IDE which has all the features of a Desktop IDE along with additional features. It has editor which lets you code in 75 programming languages with code compilation support, has terminal which will help you to ssh directly to different server to push the code, has sharing feature, has revisions feature which will help you to do version control etc.


3. Cloud9

Your development environment on the cloud which supports more than 40 languages. It has features like Built-in Terminal, Debugger, Split View, Run Panel, Image Editor etc. They claim to be the most fastest and scalable IDE on the cloud. The good thing about this IDE is that its UI is easily configurable which makes writing code fairly simple.


4. Codiad

Codiad is an open-source web-based IDE framework with a small footprint and minimal requirements. It has features like support for more than 40 languages, plugin library, error checking, collaboration editing, auto-complete etc. It was built with simplicity in mind, allowing for fast, interactive development without massive overhead of desktop editors.


5. Nirous

Nitrous is by far the most easy to use Cloud IDE where you can get started in seconds. It has features like auto-complete, live collaboration, beautiful themes and deployment capabilities from the browser.


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