Codebox vs Koding: What are the differences?
Developers describe Codebox as "Cloud IDE as a Service". FriendCode was created in 2013 with the vision of creating powerful development tools, tackling issues like collaboration, cloud development and many others. We are building Codebox, an open source Cloud IDE, than can run not only on the cloud, but on your desktop or your server as well. Codebox.io lets you host and manage Codebox instances online as a service using a dashboard or an API. On the other hand, Koding is detailed as "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!.
Codebox and Koding can be categorized as "Cloud IDE" tools.
Some of the features offered by Codebox are:
- Unlimited private repositories.- Create a repository and import your code from any existing cloud filesystem.
- Go Social.- Collaborate, chat, share with friends and colleagues. Making coding social
- Build, Run, Debug.- In one click, Compile and Run your code directly on the cloud from your web interface.
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
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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.
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).
I have used this product for over a year now and I find it a wonderful addition to my workflow. However, in the time that I have been using it, Shpakovski have updated Codebox 0 times. No upgrades. No additions to the code base. No extended customisation. No extended personalisation. Nothing. Poor form Codebox.
When I tried to clone my GitHub repo, it failed with a mysterious error. Grrr.
It uses the user IaaS infrastructure - by default AWS