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What is StackBlitz and what are its top alternatives?

StackBlitz is an online IDE where you can create Angular & React projects that are immediately online & shareable via link… in just one click. 😮 It automatically takes care of installing dependencies, compiling, bundling, and hot reloading as you type.
StackBlitz is a tool in the Cloud IDE category of a tech stack.
StackBlitz is an open source tool with 8.7K GitHub stars and 730 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to StackBlitz's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to StackBlitz

  • CodePen

    CodePen

    It is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers.. It functions as an online code editor and open-source learning environment, where developers can create code snippets, creatively named "pens", and test them. ...

  • CodeSandbox

    CodeSandbox

    CodeSandbox allows developers to simply go to a URL in their browser to start building. This not only makes it easier to get started, it also makes it easier to share. You can just share your created work by sharing the URL, others can then (without downloading) further develop on these sandboxes. ...

  • WebStorm

    WebStorm

    WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript. ...

  • Glitch

    Glitch

    Combining automated deployment, instant hosting and collaborative editing, Gomix gets you straight to coding. The apps you create are instantly live, hosted by us, and always up to date with your latest changes. Build products, prototype ideas, and hack solutions to problems. ...

  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows. ...

  • Cloud9 IDE

    Cloud9 IDE

    Cloud9 provides a development environment in the cloud. Cloud9 enables developers to get started with coding immediately with pre-setup environments called workspaces, collaborate with their peers with collaborative coding features, and build web apps with features like live preview and browser compatibility testing. It supports more than 40 languages, with class A support for PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript/Node.js, and Go. ...

  • Red Hat Codeready Workspaces

    Red Hat Codeready Workspaces

    Built on the open Eclipse Che project, Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces provides developer workspaces, which include all the tools and the dependencies that are needed to code, build, test, run, and debug applications. ...

  • Codeanywhere

    Codeanywhere

    A development platform that enables you to not only edit your files from underlying services like FTP, GitHub, Dropbox and the like, but on top of that gives you the ability to collaborate, embed and share through Codeanywhere on any device. ...

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CodePen

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PROS OF CODEPEN
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    CONS OF CODEPEN
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      No support for any other git-server than github

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    Brand new (1 week) to coding. Corona killed my industry so I"m making a career change after 25 years. Studying HTML and CSS to become "vertically" proficient, before moving on to JavaScript. So at what point do I need to make a decision on CodePen vs GitHub?

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    CodeSandbox logo

    CodeSandbox

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    Online playground for React
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    PROS OF CODESANDBOX
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      Awesome way to fun kickstart your ReactJS apps
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      Online vs-code editor look and feel to start react
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      Is open-source
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      Easiest way to showcase
    CONS OF CODESANDBOX
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      250 module limit
    • 1
      Hard to use the console

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    WebStorm

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      Intelligent ide
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      Smart development environment
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      Easy js debugging
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      Code inspection
    • 93
      Support for the Latest Technologies
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      Created by jetbrains
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      Cross-platform ide
    • 35
      Integration
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      Spellchecker
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      Language Mixing/Injection
    • 11
      Debugger
    • 10
      Local History
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      Web developer can't live without this
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      Fast search
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      Git support
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      Angular.js support
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      Sass autocompletion
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      There is no need to setup plugins (all from the box)
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      Smart autocompletion
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      FTP
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      JSON Schema
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      Awesome
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      Built-in js debugger
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      Running and debugging Node.js apps remotely
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      Better refactoring options
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      Show color on the border next to hex string in CSS
    • 4
      Smart coding assistance for React
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      A modern IDE stuck in the 90s
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      TypeScript support
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      Node.js integration
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      111
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      Protractor support out of the box
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      Intelligent
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      Easy to use
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      Paid but easy to crack
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      Solid intelligent features
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      Great app
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      Integrated terminal
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      Dart support
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      Vagrant and SSH Console
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      Free for students
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      Unused imports inspection
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      Docker intergration
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      Remote Files Syncronization
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      Grate debug tools for React Apps
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      Thank you very much
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      Easier to keep running than eclipse
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      Vim support
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      Auto imports
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      GIT partial commits
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      Rename helpers
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      Auto refactoring helpers
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      Less autocompletion
    CONS OF WEBSTORM
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      Paid
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      Expensive

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    Johnny Bell

    When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.

    We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.

    Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help

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    Russel Werner
    Lead Engineer at StackShare · | 7 upvotes · 353.3K views

    We use Prettier because when we rebooted our front-end stack, I decided that it would be an efficient use of our time to not worry about code formatting issues and personal preferences during peer review. Prettier eliminates this concern by auto-formatting our code to a deterministic output. We use it along with ESLint and have 1st-class support in our WebStorm and Visual Studio Code editors.

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    Glitch logo

    Glitch

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      Instant APPification ;)
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      Auto commits
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      No no. limitation on free projects
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      Easy to use
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      Tons of usable code
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      Awesome support
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      Very fast API creation. Especially for small apps
    CONS OF GLITCH
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      UI could be better / cleaner
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      Not good for big projects
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      Cannot delete project, only the source code is

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      Powerful multilanguage IDE
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      Fast
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      Front-end develop out of the box
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      Support TypeScript IntelliSense
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      Very basic but free
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      Git integration
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      Intellisense
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      Faster than Atom
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      Better ui, easy plugins, and nice git integration
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      Great Refactoring Tools
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      Good Plugins
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      Terminal
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      Superb markdown support
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      Open Source
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      Extensions
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      Large & up-to-date extension community
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      Awesome UI
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      Powerful and fast
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      Portable
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      Best editor
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      Best code editor
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      Easy to get started with
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      Open, cross-platform, fast, monthly updates
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      Built on Electron
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      Good for begginers
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      Crossplatform
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      Lots of extensions
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      All Languages Support
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      Extensions for everything
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      Faster edit for slow computer
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      Totally customizable
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      Easy to use and learn
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      Ui design is great
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      Useful for begginer
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      Extensible
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      "fast, stable & easy to use"
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      Git out of the box
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      Great language support
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      It has terminal and there are lots of shortcuts in it
    • 9
      Great community
    • 8
      Powerful Debugger
    • 8
      Works With Almost EveryThing You Need
    • 8
      Fast Startup
    • 8
      SSH support
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      Python extension is fast
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      Features rich
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      Can compile and run .py files
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      Great document formater
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      He is not Michael
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      Awesome multi cursor support
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      She is not Rachel
    • 5
      Extension Echosystem
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      Language server client
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      VSCode.pro Course makes it easy to learn
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      Easy azure
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      SFTP Workspace
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      Very proffesional
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      Has better support and more extentions for debugging
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      'batteries included'
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      Has more than enough languages for any developer
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      Supports lots of operating systems
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      Emmet preinstalled
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      Excellent as git difftool and mergetool
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      Virtualenv integration
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      More tools to integrate with vs
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      Light
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      VS Code Server: Browser version of VS Code
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      Fast and ruby is built right in
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      Better autocompletes than Atom
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      CMake support with autocomplete
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      Big extension marketplace
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    CONS OF VISUAL STUDIO CODE
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      Slow startup
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      Resource hog at times
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      Poor refactoring
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      Poor UI Designer
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      Weak Ui design tools
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      Poor autocomplete
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      Microsoft
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      Poor in PHP
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      Poor at Python
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      Poor intellisense. poor java
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      Super Slow
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      Poor in Python
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      Microsoft sends telemetry data
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      Dilshad
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      Huge cpu usage with few installed extension
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      No color Intergrator
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      Very basic for java development and buggy at times
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      No built in live Preview
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      No Built in Browser Preview
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      Bad Plugin Architecture
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      Electron
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      Terminal does not identify path vars sometimes

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    Simon Reymann
    Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 3.5M views

    Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

    • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
    • Respectively Git as revision control system
    • SourceTree as Git GUI
    • Visual Studio Code as IDE
    • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
    • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
    • SonarQube as quality gate
    • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
    • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
    • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
    • Heroku for deploying in test environments
    • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
    • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
    • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
    • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
    • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

    The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

    • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
    • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
    • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
    • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
    • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
    • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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    Johnny Bell

    I've been in the #frontend game for about 7 years now. I started coding in Sublime Text because all of the tutorials I was doing back then everyone was using it. I found the speed amazing compared to some other tools at the time. I kept using Sublime Text for about 4-5 years.

    I find Sublime Text lacks some functionality, after all it is just a text editor rather than a full fledged IDE. I finally converted over to PhpStorm as I was working with Magento and Magento as you know is mainly #PHP based.

    This was amazing all the features in PhpStorm I loved, the debugging features, and the control click feature when you click on a dependency or linked file it will take you to that file. It was great.

    PhpStorm is kind of slow, I found that Prettier was taking a long time to format my code, and it just was lagging a lot so I was looking for alternatives. After watching some more tutorial videos I noticed that everyone was using Visual Studio Code. So I gave it a go, and its amazing.

    It has support for everything I need with the plugins and the integration with Git is amazing. The speed of this IDE is blazing fast, and I wouldn't go back to using PhpStorm anymore. I highly recommend giving Visual Studio Code a try!

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    Cloud9 IDE

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    PROS OF CLOUD9 IDE
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      Easy to use
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      Free
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      Nice UI
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      Terminal access to vm instead of simulation
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      New full ubuntu machines
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      Easy dev environment
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      Ssh access to your own machine
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      Real-time with other people
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      Free prototype hosting
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      Collaboration
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      Open Source
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      Great syntax highlighting
    • 5
      Works great
    • 4
      Nice ide
    • 4
      Better IDE than the others
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      Extremely easy setup
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      Great interface, download or upload file is nice.
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      Its easy to share code
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      You can run your project easier
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      Open-source friendly
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      Good documentation
    • 1
      Bitbucket integration
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      Versatile and robust
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      Need a credit card to get access
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      Starts a VM
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      Easy to use, seem fast, friendly ui
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      Good
    CONS OF CLOUD9 IDE
    • 4
      Not free

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    Red Hat Codeready Workspaces

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    PROS OF RED HAT CODEREADY WORKSPACES
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      Anywhere coding
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      Open source and free for use
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      Java support
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      Cloud development
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      Coding google cloud applications on my chromebook
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      Easy to use
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      I can use it on my chromebook
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      Tools integration
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      Developer collaboration
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      Support for angularjs template application
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      Time saver
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      Easy setup
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      Best cloud IDE
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      AutoComplete
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      Work on your projects from anywhere
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      It's so portable
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      C++ support
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      Maven
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      Easy to bootstrap
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      It's free and fast
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      Great usability
    • 6
      Great work
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      Love having the ability to code from any of my machines
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      So fast
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      Gihub Integration, Code Anywhere and Everywhere
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      Open Source, All in One Cloud Based IDE
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      Hassle-free
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      Portable
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      Interface is pleasing to the eye, a lot of features
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      easy setup, agile, fast
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      Lots of frameworks
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      I like using it on my chromebook
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      Powerful cloud IDE
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      GitHub support
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      GitHub integration
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      Code Anytime Anywhere
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      Best Cloud IDE For Rapid Deployment
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      In the cloud and easy to use
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      Fast and simple
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      Easy to set up, and works from my desktop or chromebook
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      Incredibly convenient
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      Easy to use and was able to instantly start a project
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      Takes hassle out of setting up cloud enviroment
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      Omnipresent, easy to use , collaboration support
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      Code Completion
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      I absolutely love the collaboration features,
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      Easy to develop and test protoypes to production grade
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      It's all in one and surprisingly very easy to use
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      New to coding, having free-anywhere access suits me
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      Great for chromebook
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      Easy setup and open source
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      I love codenvey
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      Open Source andFree for use
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      I can use it on my chromebook
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      Great customer support
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      Because using it as a chrome extension is awesome and e
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      Great to use any where
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      Makes me money
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      Learn anywhere usability
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      It's really fast and very usefull
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      Docker support
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      easy setup, docker support, agile, fast, code anywhere
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      Easy use
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      High development standards
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      I love it because of many futures it offers. an dis sim
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      Github integraation
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      I use it with my chromebook
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      Really great support
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      Focus on code, keep set up away
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      It works with Java on a Chromebook
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      Sexy interface
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      No need to install other software to code a program
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      Don't have to deal with IDE's
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      Works hand-in-hand with a cloud workflow
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      Great integration
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      C++
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      Portability
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      A well-dev'ed platform for learning is really great
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      Chromebook (CB) Dev
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      Having java support is great
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      Don't have to worry about local dependencies anymore
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      Great way to learn coding through my chromebook
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      No need to install locally, good for chromebooks etc
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      Amazing and simple design
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      Very nice portable coding platform, great speed as well
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      Openshift integration
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      On the fly development
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      Flexibility as a student
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      Github integration, quick, robust, attractive ide
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      Its a great ide, with support for many languages
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      Codeenvy is a great platform to develop applications
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      Easy setup, Cloud development
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      Fast, versatile, intuitive containment
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      Easy to develop, test and CM code from anywhere
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      Great UX
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      I can code anywhere even I don't have my laptop with me
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      Excellent integration and free to use
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      Easy virtualization
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      Exceptional SaaS and PaaS service
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      The best way to code on my chromebook
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      Codeanywhere

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      PROS OF CODEANYWHERE
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        3rd party integration
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        Sleek interface
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        Easy to use
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        Web IDE
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        FTP support
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        Fast loading
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        Emmet
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        Full root access
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        SSH Connections for free
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        Anywhere coding
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        GitHub integration
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        Preconfigured development stacks
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        Private use for free
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        SFTP support
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        Easy setup
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        Amazon S3 Integration
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        Easy Setup, Containers
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        Code directly by FTP
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