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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 Koding?

Koding is a feature rich cloud-based development environment complete with free VMs, an attractive IDE & sudo level terminal access!

What is Nitrous.IO?

Get setup lightning fast in the cloud & code from anywhere, on any machine.
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      What are some alternatives to Cloud9 IDE, Koding, and Nitrous.IO?
      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.
      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.
      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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      Reviews of Cloud9 IDE, Koding, and Nitrous.IO
      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 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 ofNitrous.IONitrous.IO

      Nothing but good things to say about Nitrous; it's fast, reliable, easy to use and appears to have very few chinks in the armour.

      It integrates easily with Github, easy to install Drupal, and amazingly enough it runs Magento well straight off the bat!

      Definitely recommend.

      Review ofNitrous.IONitrous.IO

      I use Nitrous.io as my primary development environment now for MeteorJS app development. I can work from anywhere, anytime. The environments are reliable, fast, and support is good. Been hacking away for about 3 months full-time and no hitches.

      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

      Review ofNitrous.IONitrous.IO

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      How developers use Cloud9 IDE, Koding, and Nitrous.IO
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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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      Dan Ward uses Nitrous.IONitrous.IO

      This is my go-to when I can't use my IDE of choice (Sublime/Gulp workflow). Robust, accessible anywhere, and the free version gives me everything I need to get work done.

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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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      Tiago Ferreira uses KodingKoding

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

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