Eclipse Che vs Laravel Homestead

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Eclipse Che vs Laravel Homestead: What are the differences?

Developers describe Eclipse Che as "Next-Generation Eclipse IDE. Eclipse Che is an open source developer workspace server and cloud IDE". Eclipse Che is the only open source cloud IDE with RESTful workspaces and Docker-based machines. It's as powerful as it sounds. On the other hand, Laravel Homestead is detailed as "The official Laravel local development environment (Vagrant box)". Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

Eclipse Che can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud IDE" category, while Laravel Homestead is grouped under "Virtual Machine".

Some of the features offered by Eclipse Che are:

  • Universal Workspace
  • Docker Machines
  • Workspace Agents

On the other hand, Laravel Homestead provides the following key features:

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • PHP 5.6
  • HHVM

"Cloud IDE" is the primary reason why developers consider Eclipse Che over the competitors, whereas "Easy to setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Laravel Homestead.

Eclipse Che and Laravel Homestead are both open source tools. Eclipse Che with 5.56K GitHub stars and 1.03K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Laravel Homestead with 3.11K GitHub stars and 1.32K GitHub forks.

Advice on Eclipse Che and Laravel Homestead

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 Eclipse Che
Pros of Laravel Homestead
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    Cloud IDE
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    Open Source
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    Powerful
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    Can be locally hosted
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    Intelligent
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    All features free by default
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    Easy to setup
  • 13
    Native enviroment
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    Cool if you finally get it set up 4 Win10 by night Devs

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Cons of Eclipse Che
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    LAck of support for golang
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    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 Laravel Homestead?

    Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

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    What are some alternatives to Eclipse Che and Laravel Homestead?
    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.
    Eclipse
    Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
    Red Hat Codeready Workspaces
    Built on the open Eclipse Che project, Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces provides developer workspaces, which include all the tools and the dependencies that are needed to code, build, test, run, and debug applications.
    Visual Studio Code
    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
    Gitpod
    Gitpod is an open source developer platform automating the provisioning of ready-to-code dev environments. Designed for applications running in the cloud, Gitpod frees engineering teams from the friction of manually setting-up loc
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