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Cloud9 IDE vs PhpStorm: 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; PhpStorm: Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers. PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.

Cloud9 IDE can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud IDE" category, while PhpStorm is grouped under "Integrated Development Environment".

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, PhpStorm provides the following key features:

  • Smart PHP Code Editor
  • Code Quality Analysis
  • Debugging and Testing

"Easy to use", "Free" and "Nice UI" are the key factors why developers consider Cloud9 IDE; whereas "Best ide for php", "Easy to use" and "Functionality" are the primary reasons why PhpStorm is favored.

9GAG, Grooveshark, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use PhpStorm, whereas Cloud9 IDE is used by LinkedIn, Soundcloud, and Mozilla. PhpStorm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 637 company stacks & 493 developers stacks; compared to Cloud9 IDE, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 40 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 PhpStorm?

PhpStorm is a PHP IDE which keeps up with latest PHP & web languages trends, integrates a variety of modern tools, and brings even more extensibility with support for major PHP frameworks.
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Decisions about Cloud9 IDE and PhpStorm
Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
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Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
PhpStorm
PhpStorm
WebStorm
WebStorm
Prettier
Prettier
Ruby
Ruby
RubyMine
RubyMine
#Help

When I switched to Visual Studio Code 12 months ago from PhpStorm I was in love, it was great. However after using VS Code for a year, I see myself switching back and forth between WebStorm and VS Code. The VS Code plugins are great however I notice Prettier, auto importing of components and linking to the definitions often break, and I have to restart VS Code multiple times a week and sometimes a day.

We use Ruby here so I do like that Visual Studio Code highlights that for me out of the box, with WebStorm I'd need to probably also install RubyMine and have 2 IDE's going at the same time.

Should I stick with Visual Studio Code, or switch to something else? #help

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Reviews of Cloud9 IDE and PhpStorm
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.

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Review ofPhpStormPhpStorm

There are many PHP IDE's currently available but PhpStorm just beats them all! It's availanle for every OS. Fast, Feature-rich, Customizable, etc etc etc. It just has it all! Highly recommended for any Web Apps Developer who takes his job seriously. This is the main tool that you don't want to miss.

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 PhpStorm
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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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Rocky Gray uses PhpStormPhpStorm

Writing software, navigating code bases, and refactoring code. Intellisense and click through are heavily used features here.

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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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Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses PhpStormPhpStorm

The best PHP editor. Also is a great MySQL/SQLite datasource browser, text editor, and I think it makes coffee too.

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BrightMachine uses PhpStormPhpStorm

The best PHP editor available. We really don't know how we managed to do anything before using this fantastic tool.

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Christian Bryant uses PhpStormPhpStorm

Mailer, forms; anything that I feel PHP can still provide advantages simply AngularJS/MEAN stack

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InApplet uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

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

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Andrew Gatenby uses PhpStormPhpStorm

It's really the only PHP IDE to bother with in our experience.

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Thomas Hunsaker uses Cloud9 IDECloud9 IDE

No need to edit locally and sync through Dropbox!

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