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Alternatives to Theia

Eclipse Che, Eclipse, Atom, Cloud9 IDE, and Red Hat Codeready Workspaces are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Theia.
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What is Theia and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Theia is a tool in the Cloud IDE category of a tech stack.
Theia is an open source tool with 15.9K GitHub stars and 2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Theia's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Theia

  • Eclipse Che

    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. ...

  • Eclipse

    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. ...

  • Atom

    Atom

    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it. ...

  • Cloud9 IDE

    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. ...

  • Red Hat Codeready Workspaces

    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. ...

  • CodePen

    CodePen

    It is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers.. It functions as an online code editor and open-source learning environment, where developers can create code snippets, creatively named "pens", and test them. ...

  • Codeanywhere

    Codeanywhere

    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. ...

  • Koding

    Koding

    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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PROS OF ECLIPSE CHE
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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
CONS OF ECLIPSE CHE
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    LAck of support for golang

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PROS OF ECLIPSE
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    Does it all
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    Integrates with most of tools
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    Easy to use
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    Java IDE
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    Best Java IDE
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    Open source
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    Hard for newbews
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    Great code suggestions
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    Lightweight
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    Great gdb integration
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    Extensible
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    Good Git client allowing direct stage area edit
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    Professional
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    True open source with huge contribution
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    Works with php
CONS OF ECLIPSE
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    2000 Design
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    Bad performance
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    Hard to use

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christy craemer

UPDATE: Thanks for the great response. I am going to start with VSCode based on the open source and free version that will allow me to grow into other languages, but not cost me a license ..yet.

I have been working with software development for 12 years, but I am just beginning my journey to learn to code. I am starting with Python following the suggestion of some of my coworkers. They are split between Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA for IDEs that they use and PyCharm is new to me. Which IDE would you suggest for a beginner that will allow expansion to Java, JavaScript, and eventually AngularJS and possibly mobile applications?

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Dean Stringer

Have been a Visual Studio Code user since just after launch to the general public, having used the likes of Eclipse and Atom previously. Was amazed how mature it seemed off the bat and was super intrigued by the bootstrapped nature of it having been written/based on Electron/TypeScript, and of course being an open-source app from Microsoft. The features, plugin ecosystem and release frequency are very impressive. I do dev work on both Mac and Windows and don't use anything else now as far as IDEs go.

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Atom

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PROS OF ATOM
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    Free
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    Open source
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    Modular design
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    Hackable
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    Beautiful UI
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    Github integration
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    Backed by github
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    Built with node.js
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    Web native
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    Community
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    Packages
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    Cross platform
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    Multicursor support
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    Nice UI
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    TypeScript editor
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    cli start
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    Simple but powerful
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    Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable
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    Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR
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    Snippets
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    Awesome
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    Code readability
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    Smart TypeScript code completion
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    It's powerful
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    Well documented
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    "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness
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    works with GitLab
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    full support
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    vim support
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    Split-Tab Layout
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    Consistent UI on all platforms
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    User friendly
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    Hackable and Open Source
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    Made by github. YAY
CONS OF ATOM
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    Slow with large files
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    Heavy and slow
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    Slow startup
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    Most of the time packages are hard to find.
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    Can be easily Modified

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Jerome Dalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare · | 13 upvotes · 425.3K views

I liked Sublime Text for its speed, simplicity and keyboard shortcuts which synergize well when working on scripting languages like Ruby and JavaScript. I extended the editor with custom Python scripts that improved keyboard navigability such as autofocusing the sidebar when no files are open, or changing tab closing behavior.

But customization can only get you so far, and there were little things that I still had to use the mouse for, such as scrolling, repositioning lines on the screen, selecting the line number of a failing test stack trace from a separate plugin pane, etc. After 3 years of wearily moving my arm and hand to perform the same repetitive tasks, I decided to switch to Vim for 3 reasons:

  • your fingers literally don’t ever need to leave the keyboard home row (I had to remap the escape key though)
  • it is a reliable tool that has been around for more than 30 years and will still be around for the next 30 years
  • I wanted to "look like a hacker" by doing everything inside my terminal and by becoming a better Unix citizen

The learning curve is very steep and it took me a year to master it, but investing time to be truly comfortable with my #TextEditor was more than worth it. To me, Vim comes close to being the perfect editor and I probably won’t need to switch ever again. It feels good to ignore new editors that come out every few years, like Atom and Visual Studio Code.

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Julian Sanchez
Lead Developer at Chore Champion · | 9 upvotes · 344K views

We use Visual Studio Code because it allows us to easily and quickly integrate with Git, much like Sublime Merge ,but it is integrated into the IDE. Another cool part about VS Code is the ability collaborate with each other with Visual Studio Live Share which allows our whole team to get more done together. It brings the convenience of the Google Suite to programming, offering something that works more smoothly than anything found on Atom or Sublime Text

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Cloud9 IDE

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Your development environment, in the cloud
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PROS OF CLOUD9 IDE
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    Easy to use
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    Free
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    Nice UI
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    Terminal access to vm instead of simulation
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    New full ubuntu machines
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    Easy dev environment
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    Ssh access to your own machine
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    Real-time with other people
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    Free prototype hosting
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    Collaboration
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    Open Source
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    Great syntax highlighting
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    Works great
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    Nice ide
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    Better IDE than the others
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    Extremely easy setup
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    Great interface, download or upload file is nice.
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    Its easy to share code
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    You can run your project easier
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    Open-source friendly
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    Good documentation
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    Bitbucket integration
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    Versatile and robust
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    Need a credit card to get access
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    Starts a VM
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    Easy to use, seem fast, friendly ui
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    Good
CONS OF CLOUD9 IDE
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    Not free

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Red Hat Codeready Workspaces

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An in-browser IDE for rapid cloud application development (Previously known as Codenvy)
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PROS OF RED HAT CODEREADY WORKSPACES
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    Anywhere coding
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    Open source and free for use
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    Java support
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    Cloud development
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    Coding google cloud applications on my chromebook
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    Easy to use
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    I can use it on my chromebook
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    Tools integration
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    Developer collaboration
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    Support for angularjs template application
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    Time saver
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    Easy setup
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    Best cloud IDE
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    AutoComplete
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    Work on your projects from anywhere
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    It's so portable
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    C++ support
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    Maven
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    Easy to bootstrap
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    It's free and fast
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    Great usability
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    Great work
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    Love having the ability to code from any of my machines
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    So fast
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    Gihub Integration, Code Anywhere and Everywhere
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    Open Source, All in One Cloud Based IDE
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    Hassle-free
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    Portable
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    Interface is pleasing to the eye, a lot of features
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    easy setup, agile, fast
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    Lots of frameworks
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    I like using it on my chromebook
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    Powerful cloud IDE
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    GitHub support
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    GitHub integration
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    Code Anytime Anywhere
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    Best Cloud IDE For Rapid Deployment
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    In the cloud and easy to use
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    Fast and simple
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    Easy to set up, and works from my desktop or chromebook
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    Incredibly convenient
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    Easy to use and was able to instantly start a project
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    Takes hassle out of setting up cloud enviroment
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    Omnipresent, easy to use , collaboration support
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    Code Completion
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    I absolutely love the collaboration features,
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    Easy to develop and test protoypes to production grade
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    It's all in one and surprisingly very easy to use
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    New to coding, having free-anywhere access suits me
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    Great for chromebook
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    Easy setup and open source
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    I love codenvey
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    Open Source andFree for use
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    I can use it on my chromebook
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    Great customer support
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    Because using it as a chrome extension is awesome and e
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    Great to use any where
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    Makes me money
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    Learn anywhere usability
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    It's really fast and very usefull
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    Docker support
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    easy setup, docker support, agile, fast, code anywhere
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    Easy use
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    High development standards
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    I love it because of many futures it offers. an dis sim
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    Github integraation
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    I use it with my chromebook
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    Really great support
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    Focus on code, keep set up away
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    It works with Java on a Chromebook
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    Sexy interface
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    No need to install other software to code a program
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    Don't have to deal with IDE's
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    Works hand-in-hand with a cloud workflow
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    Great integration
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    C++
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    Portability
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    A well-dev'ed platform for learning is really great
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    Chromebook (CB) Dev
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    Having java support is great
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    Don't have to worry about local dependencies anymore
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    Great way to learn coding through my chromebook
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    No need to install locally, good for chromebooks etc
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    Amazing and simple design
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    Very nice portable coding platform, great speed as well
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    Openshift integration
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    On the fly development
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    Flexibility as a student
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    Github integration, quick, robust, attractive ide
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    Its a great ide, with support for many languages
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    Codeenvy is a great platform to develop applications
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    Easy setup, Cloud development
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    Fast, versatile, intuitive containment
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    Easy to develop, test and CM code from anywhere
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    Great UX
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    I can code anywhere even I don't have my laptop with me
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    Excellent integration and free to use
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    Easy virtualization
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    Exceptional SaaS and PaaS service
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    The best way to code on my chromebook
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    CodePen

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        No support for any other git-server than github

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      PROS OF CODEANYWHERE
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        3rd party integration
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        Sleek interface
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        Easy to use
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        Web IDE
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        FTP support
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        Fast loading
      • 6
        Emmet
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        Full root access
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        SSH Connections for free
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        Anywhere coding
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        GitHub integration
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        Preconfigured development stacks
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        SFTP support
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        Private use for free
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        Easy setup
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        Code directly by FTP
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        Easy Setup, Containers
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        Amazon S3 Integration
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        Koding

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        A new way for developers to work.
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        PROS OF KODING
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          Free
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          Built in terminal for vm
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          Free vm with ssh access
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          Apps
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          Real time code collaboration with infinite # of people
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          Built in social network with developers from all over
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          1gb ram on the free plan
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          Active community
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          Good ui
        • 10
          Strong alternative of localhosts
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          Free public ip
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          Best online ide
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          Easy and reliable
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          Koding University
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          Koding Package Manager
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          Automated development environment setup system
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          No free VM anymore
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