CodeSandbox vs Eclipse Che vs Theia

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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

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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.

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Pros of CodeSandbox
Pros of Eclipse Che
Pros of Theia
  • 9
    Awesome way to fun kickstart your ReactJS apps
  • 7
    Online vs-code editor look and feel to start react
  • 5
    Is open-source
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    Easiest way to showcase
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    Cloud IDE
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    Open Source
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    Can be locally hosted
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    All features free by default
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    Familiar UI for VSCode users
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    Easy to use
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    Anywhere coding

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Cons of CodeSandbox
Cons of Eclipse Che
Cons of Theia
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    250 module limit
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    Hard to use the console
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    LAck of support for golang
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    Can be hard to setup

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What is 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.

What is Eclipse Che?

Eclipse Che makes Kubernetes development accessible for developer teams, providing one-click developer workspaces and eliminating local environment configuration for your entire team.

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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