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Cloud9 IDE vs Codeanywhere: What are the differences?

Cloud9 IDE: Your development environment, in the cloud. 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; Codeanywhere: Online code editor, available on iOS, Android and more. Integrates with GitHub and Dropbox. 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.

Cloud9 IDE and Codeanywhere can be categorized as "Cloud IDE" tools.

Some of the features offered by Cloud9 IDE are:

  • Real-time collaboration and chat
  • Connect via SSH and FTP
  • Code Completion (suggestions)

On the other hand, Codeanywhere provides the following key features:

  • Code editor
  • FTP Client
  • SSH Terminal

"Easy to use" is the top reason why over 105 developers like Cloud9 IDE, while over 12 developers mention "Sleek interface" as the leading cause for choosing Codeanywhere.

LinkedIn, Heroku, and Salesforce are some of the popular companies that use Cloud9 IDE, whereas Codeanywhere is used by Techstars, Accenture, and Bameslog. Cloud9 IDE has a broader approval, being mentioned in 29 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Codeanywhere, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

What is 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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    What are some alternatives to Cloud9 IDE and Codeanywhere?
    Codeready Workspaces
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    Koding
    Koding is a feature rich cloud-based development environment complete with free VMs, an attractive IDE & sudo level terminal access!
    Nitrous.IO
    Get setup lightning fast in the cloud & code from anywhere, on any machine.
    Eclipse Che
    Eclipse Che is the only open source cloud IDE with RESTful workspaces and Docker-based machines. It's as powerful as it sounds.
    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.
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    Reviews of Cloud9 IDE and Codeanywhere
    Review ofCodeanywhereCodeanywhere

    Over time I think more and more that Codeanywhere is a waste of money.

    They prioritise absolutely pointless features over general UX. Let's take a very simple situation... you're coding a page and suddenly you're logged out and redirected to the homepage login form, so everything you've coded leading up to that redirect is lost for good. You can't go back, even after you log in, and you can't get the code back because it didn't save (because you were not logged in).

    I can think of at least 4 different, more practical ways in which session expiration could be handled to stop this frustration for users, but Codeanywhere would rather have their developers working on additional container support or new syntax highlighting for languages nobody has even heard of.

    Do not waste your money on this garbage. I've been with them long enough to go through at least 2-3 serious situations that could have been prevented if the platform was properly developed.

    Review ofCloud9 IDECloud9 IDE
    • I use a Cloud9 micro plan and connect SSH workspaces to Google Compute Engine instances.

    • For me, Cloud 9 has good documentation, and it's relatively quick to install on my Debian instances using the Cloud 9 install script.

    • I prefer a cloud-based IDE since I don't want to spend resources on my local or remote machines running or maintaining an IDE.

    • As of Dec 2015, Cloud9 doesn't support debugging in Python. However, this hasn't been a problem for me since I use pdb for debugging and pytest for testing. I use the IDE mostly for code navigation, autocomplete, and managing packages with many files.

    • Related blog post with example usage: Running an IPython Notebook on Google Compute Engine from Chrome

    Review ofCloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

    I've tried to use Cloud9, but I really don't like it. They say it has real-time collaboration, and it does — but only for 2 people, because the backend shuts everything down and lets nobody access anything if more than 2 people want to use it. The UI looks pretty bad, Cloud9 is completely inaccessible from mobile devices, and it freezes my computer because it uses so much memory. It's free and they will host your files for free, but I much prefer GitHub.

    Review ofCloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

    I don't like Cloud9 because when several people(even 4) are on the workspace, the entire thing lags out. Really frustrating

    How developers use Cloud9 IDE and Codeanywhere
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    Samuel Harrold uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE
    • I use a Cloud9 micro plan and connect SSH workspaces to Google Compute Engine instances.
    • For me, Cloud 9 has good documentation, and it's relatively quick to install on my Debian instances using the Cloud 9 install script.
    • I prefer a cloud-based IDE since I don't want to spend resources on my local or remote machines running or maintaining an IDE.
    • As of Dec 2015, Cloud9 doesn't support debugging in Python. However, this hasn't been a problem for me since I use pdb for debugging and pytest for testing. I use the IDE mostly for code navigation, autocomplete, and managing packages with many files.
    • Related blog post with example usage: Running an IPython Notebook on Google Compute Engine from Chrome
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    Yaakov Belch uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

    I use the clound9 IDE mainly in my training courses: Students don't need to install anything on their Laptops to participate in the live exercises.

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    MyklClason uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

    I use Cloud9 as my preferred Rails development environment. It saves me a lot time and trouble compared to developing locally (I run Windows).

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    Tim De Lange uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

    Quick testing of frameworks without having to install on my own PC.

    Very useful when you cannot use your own computer.

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    InApplet uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

    IDE online onde é desenvolvido nosso código-fonte, recomendamos Cloud9

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