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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.

What is Koding?

Koding is a feature rich cloud-based development environment complete with free VMs, an attractive IDE & sudo level terminal access!
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      What are some alternatives to Cloud9 IDE, Codeanywhere, and Koding?
      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.
      Nitrous.IO
      Get setup lightning fast in the cloud & code from anywhere, on any machine.
      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.
      Eclipse Che
      Eclipse Che makes Kubernetes development accessible for developer teams, providing one-click developer workspaces and eliminating local environment configuration for your entire team.
      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.
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      Review ofKodingKoding

      I like the editor and all the themes I can pick from. I started using Koding pretty early on after an invite. After experiencing sluggishness when turning on my VMs (had free account, VM's turn off 15 mins. after logging out) I decided to get on a paid plan so I can have an always on VM. This did not help. I was still experiencing sluggish VM's and also it did not help that Koding had a free storage space promotion that I believe their servers weren't ready to handle. I could not access my VM's on some evenings. I'd wait over an hour and still had no access. This one time I was working on something and my VM's were acting stupid. I tried restarting them, then they wouldn't turn on. So I just left my computer and when I came back and signed in again it was like one of my VM's was cleared out and I had a new one. My files were lost. Support was good, they manage to get my files back but a couple of them were corrupted, seems like some sort of system output wrote over them. Overall I had a very bad experience using Koding. I believe the lack the resources because most of the time I couldn't even view the files on my VM. I did like that the customer service was quick to respond and that it is centered around a social experience. I cancelled my subscription after such a bad experience. $19/month for something you can't access during peak hours is a ripoff. Customer service was great though as I did complain once and they credited one month to my account. However, it sucks that I lost some files. Maybe it'll be worth it when their computers are more powerful.

      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 ofKodingKoding

      Contrary to the other reviewers experience, I've had no issues with downtime. In fact, as of today, my VM has been up 97 days!

      These guys pump out features like no one's business. Take a look at their very active changelog: https://koding.com/Activity/Announcement/changelog

      The community aspect is super awesome and they have a very engaged community. Overall, I like the value that I am getting for the money that I am paying them ($9/month).

      Highly recommended.

      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

      Review ofKodingKoding

      It uses the user IaaS infrastructure - by default AWS

      How developers use Cloud9 IDE, Codeanywhere, and Koding
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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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      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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      Tiago Ferreira uses KodingKoding

      On-the-go terminal and file manager for all my servers.

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      Thomas Hunsaker uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

      No need to edit locally and sync through Dropbox!

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