Cloud9 IDE vs Eclipse Che

Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Cloud9 IDE
Cloud9 IDE

462
477
+ 1
664
Eclipse Che
Eclipse Che

40
66
+ 1
18
Add tool

Cloud9 IDE vs Eclipse Che: What are the differences?

Developers describe Cloud9 IDE as "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. On the other hand, Eclipse Che is detailed as "Next-Generation Eclipse IDE. Eclipse Che is an open source developer workspace server and cloud IDE". Eclipse Che is the only open source cloud IDE with RESTful workspaces and Docker-based machines. It's as powerful as it sounds.

Cloud9 IDE and Eclipse Che 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, Eclipse Che provides the following key features:

  • Universal Workspace
  • Docker Machines
  • Workspace Agents

"Easy to use" is the primary reason why developers consider Cloud9 IDE over the competitors, whereas "Cloud IDE" was stated as the key factor in picking Eclipse Che.

Eclipse Che is an open source tool with 5.59K GitHub stars and 1.04K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Eclipse Che's open source repository on GitHub.

- No public GitHub repository available -

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 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.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Cloud9 IDE?
Why do developers choose Eclipse Che?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

What companies use Cloud9 IDE?
What companies use Eclipse Che?

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with Cloud9 IDE?
What tools integrate with Eclipse Che?

Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

What are some alternatives to Cloud9 IDE and Eclipse Che?
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
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.
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.
See all alternatives
Decisions about Cloud9 IDE and Eclipse Che
No stack decisions found
Interest over time
Reviews of Cloud9 IDE and Eclipse Che
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 Eclipse Che
Avatar of Samuel Harrold
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
Avatar of MyklClason
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.

Avatar of InApplet
InApplet uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

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

Avatar of Thomas Hunsaker
Thomas Hunsaker uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

No need to edit locally and sync through Dropbox!

How much does Cloud9 IDE cost?
How much does Eclipse Che cost?
News about Cloud9 IDE
More news
News about Eclipse Che
More news