View Full Version : Cloud9 IDE: coding in the cloud or locally

July 24th, 2011, 07:45 AM
I am not sure if this has been posted already, but I thought this could be useful to someone else (installation tutorial included).

What is Cloud9?

Cloud9 (https://github.com/ajaxorg/cloud9) is an open-source full browser-based IDE with team collaboration and online project hosting, through GitHub integration (not the BSG fleet biodome ship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ships_in_Battlestar_Galactica_%282004%29#C loud_9)). Cloud9 has it's roots on Mozilla Skywriter (http://mozillalabs.com/skywriter/2011/01/18/mozilla-skywriter-has-been-merged-into-ace/) (formerly Bespin).

Cloud9 is a state-of-the-art IDE that runs in your browser and lives in the cloud, allowing you to run, debug and deploy applications from anywhere, anytime. A complete game-changer that will change the way we develop applications forever.

Interesting article about it: Why Cloud9 Deserves your Attention (http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/why-cloud9-deserves-your-attention/)

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/6161648/640/6161648.png (http://picturepush.com/public/6161648)

Although you actually don't need the software, since you can sign up for a free account (http://cloud9ide.com/) and start using Cloud9 right away, you can also download it and run it locally. The tutorial that worked for me was this one: http://gratdevel.blogspot.com/2011/03/setting-up-cloud9-on-ubuntu-1010-32-bit.html

Although the tutorial above is for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick, it also worked for Kubuntu 11.04 Natty.

BTW, it is probably not a good idea security wise, but in the screenshot above, Cloud9 is running on Webian Shell (http://mozillalabs.com/chromeless/2011/05/31/webian-shell-a-full-screen-web-browser-built-on-chromeless/), which is a project based on Mozilla Chromeless. Looks awesome, don't you think?

Here is another screenshot, using Firefox 6 in fullscreen mode:

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/6161661/640/6161661.png (http://picturepush.com/public/6161661)

Have fun!