With the ever-growing popularity of cloud-based computing, it doesn’t come as a surprise that more and more open source online IDEs are being developed. Although majority of them are still in beta, some already provide much functionality which you’d have found in traditional, desktop IDEs.
Best Online IDEs – No. 1
Cloud9 has all the advanced editing features you would expect from a professional editor. It includes syntax support for the most popular programming languages. Within an organizational context you can add and remove people to work together simultaneously on the same project with full read & write access.
Cloud9 parses and analyzes your code in the background and points out any errors in your code before you even execute it, saving you from wasting time in extra debugging.
Best Online IDEs – No. 2
CodeRun Studio is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE), designed for the cloud. It enables you to easily develop, debug and deploy web applications using your browser.
CodeRun Studio can be used instead or alongside your existing desktop IDE. You can upload existing code in order to test it in the cloud or for sharing with your peers. CodeRun Studio also enables you to instantly compile, package and deploy your code to the CodeRun Cloud.
If you choose to, you can easily share your code with your fellow developers. When you share code with CodeRun, your project is assigned with a unique URL that you can send to others. Anyone who navigates to your link receives a separate, fully modifiable and runnable version of your code.
Best Online IDEs – No. 3
Really nice interface and lots of functionalities. There isn’t much you can’t do in Kodingen. I really like this one, make sure you check it out.
Best Online IDEs – No. 4
There is a built-in FTP explorer which support FTP and SFTP. You can create/ rename/ delete files and folders. You can also set file permissions. File revisions are stored whenever you save a file. You can then look back through past revisions and view a diff comparison. You can then restore to an earlier version. Very useful if you or a colleague breaks something!
Best Online IDEs – No. 5
Initial integration with git provides local history for Orion projects. A new git comparison tools allows for easy identification of changes. Future support for git commands (fetch, tag, logo) will be added.