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Cloud9 IDE vs Theia: 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, Theia is detailed as "Cloud & desktop IDE framework implemented in TypeScript". Theia provides the end-user with a full-fledged multi-language IDE (not just a smart editor) and supports equally the paradigm of Cloud IDE and Desktop IDE.

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

Theia is an open source tool with 4.66K GitHub stars and 584 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Theia's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 Theia?

Theia provides the end-user with a full-fledged multi-language IDE (not just a smart editor) and supports equally the paradigm of Cloud IDE and Desktop IDE.
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        What are some alternatives to Cloud9 IDE and Theia?
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        Koding is a feature rich cloud-based development environment complete with free VMs, an attractive IDE & sudo level terminal access!
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        Eclipse Che
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        Decisions about Cloud9 IDE and Theia
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        Reviews of Cloud9 IDE and Theia
        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 Theia
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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
        Avatar of Yaakov Belch
        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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