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Cloud9 IDE vs Codebox: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Codebox? Cloud IDE as a Service. FriendCode was created in 2013 with the vision of creating powerful development tools, tackling issues like collaboration, cloud development and many others. We are building Codebox, an open source Cloud IDE, than can run not only on the cloud, but on your desktop or your server as well. Codebox.io lets you host and manage Codebox instances online as a service using a dashboard or an API.

Cloud9 IDE and Codebox belong to "Cloud IDE" category of the tech stack.

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, Codebox provides the following key features:

  • Unlimited private repositories.- Create a repository and import your code from any existing cloud filesystem.
  • Go Social.- Collaborate, chat, share with friends and colleagues. Making coding social
  • Build, Run, Debug.- In one click, Compile and Run your code directly on the cloud from your web interface.
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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 Codebox?

FriendCode was created in 2013 with the vision of creating powerful development tools, tackling issues like collaboration, cloud development and many others. We are building Codebox, an open source Cloud IDE, than can run not only on the cloud, but on your desktop or your server as well. Codebox.io lets you host and manage Codebox instances online as a service using a dashboard or an API.

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        What are some alternatives to Cloud9 IDE and Codebox?
        Codenvy
        Codenvy makes development more agile by providing workspaces that are on-demand, collaborative and constraint-free. Based on the open Eclipse Che project, Codenvy can be installed behind a corporate firewall, in a private cloud or as SaaS.
        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.
        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.
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        Reviews of Cloud9 IDE and Codebox
        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 ofCodeboxCodebox

        I have used this product for over a year now and I find it a wonderful addition to my workflow. However, in the time that I have been using it, Shpakovski have updated Codebox 0 times. No upgrades. No additions to the code base. No extended customisation. No extended personalisation. Nothing. Poor form Codebox.

        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 ofCodeboxCodebox

        When I tried to clone my GitHub repo, it failed with a mysterious error. Grrr.

        How developers use Cloud9 IDE and Codebox
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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).

        Avatar of Tim De Lange
        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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