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Codeanywhere vs Koding: What are the differences?
What is Codeanywhere? Online code editor, available on iOS, Android and more. Integrates with GitHub and Dropbox. 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.
What is Koding? A new way for developers to work. Koding is a feature rich cloud-based development environment complete with free VMs, an attractive IDE & sudo level terminal access!.
Codeanywhere and Koding can be categorized as "Cloud IDE" tools.
Some of the features offered by Codeanywhere are:
- Code editor
- FTP Client
- SSH Terminal
On the other hand, Koding provides the following key features:
- Free virtual machine (VM) with Ubuntu, root access, apt-get, and many commonly used tools
- Built-in Terminal with 256-color support
- All languages, databases, and command-line tools are supported
"Sleek interface" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Codeanywhere, while over 35 developers mention "Free" as the leading cause for choosing Koding.
I am going to learn machine learning and self host an online IDE, the tool that i may use is Python, Anaconda, various python library and etc. which tools should i go for? this may include Java development, web development. Now i have 1 more candidate which are visual studio code online (code server). i will host on google cloud
The main contenders here are VS code and Eclipse, because Koding is meant to be used by large companies and by devs who know what they are doing. Both VS code and Eclipse have pros and cons, but for someone who wants to learn, VS Code is a much better choice as it has a very simple UI and plugins are easier to find and download.
Eclipse isn't meant for learning purposes and was designed with the intent to be used by professionals. Also it is an amazing IDE for java, but isn't so good in other languages, while VS code is much more efficient in a vast number of languages.
The only likely issue you might be facing with vs code is that, at times, it can be a resource hog, and in extreme cases it is possible to crash. But it is very rare and I recommend you have at least 8GB ram and at least a dual 1.6 GHz CPU.
Pros of Codeanywhere
- Sleek interface17
- 3rd party integration16
- Easy to use13
- Web IDE11
- Fast loading9
- FTP support9
- Full root access5
- SSH Connections for free5
- Anywhere coding5
- GitHub integration4
- SFTP support4
- Private use for free4
- Preconfigured development stacks4
- Easy setup3
- Amazon S3 Integration2
- Easy Setup, Containers2
- Code directly by FTP1
Pros of Koding
- Built in terminal for vm31
- Free vm with ssh access30
- Real time code collaboration with infinite # of people14
- Built in social network with developers from all over13
- Good ui12
- Active community12
- 1gb ram on the free plan12
- Strong alternative of localhosts10
- Free public ip6
- Best online ide3
- Easy and reliable2
- Koding University1
- Koding Package Manager1
- Automated development environment setup system1
- No free VM anymore1