Cloud9 Releases Fully Featured Browser-Based IDE for Salesforce Developers

Development Environment for App Cloud Completes 'No Software' Developer Workflow.

Nov 12, 2015, 18:30 ET from Cloud9

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud9, the leading browser-based developer environment founded in Amsterdam, today launches a fully featured, professional quality online IDE for Salesforce developers. Following Cloud9's high-profile exposure at Dreamforce, this launch is a step towards Cloud9's larger vision of dramatically improving the development experience by offering a more integrated and productive way to build applications in the cloud. Cloud9 received an investment from Salesforce Ventures that will be used towards further enhancing the developer experience by offering a more integrated and productive way to build applications entirely in the cloud.

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Cloud9 for Salesforce is an intuitive, modern development environment for App Cloud, Salesforce's Platform-as-a-Service. By removing the need for time-consuming installation, configuration and updates, developers have instant access to everything they love about high-quality desktop editors with all the convenience, flexibility and power of the cloud. From language support and project sharing to live collaboration and workspace customization, Salesforce developers have a seamless, more productive experience developing for the cloud—entirely in the cloud.

With over 2.3 million developers and counting, the Salesforce developer community is one of the fastest  growing enterprise developer community worldwide. "From our perspective, the most exciting and immediate opportunity for software development today is to move to the cloud. We know that is not just possible, it's actually happening. And it's better," said Ruben Daniels, CEO and Founder of Cloud9.

"The pressure was on since we knew we needed to not only be as good as a desktop IDE, but significantly better. And based on the feedback we received on the beta release and at Dreamforce, we feel confident that we have exceeded expectations," said John Dunham, COO of Cloud9.

"The Cloud9 Salesforce IDE is superb and really shines as a world-class code editor. With the streamlined setup, elegant interface, useful toolset, and consistent experience, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better way to write your Salesforce code," said Jeff Arwady, a Salesforce Developer with Xede Consulting Group who was part of the beta group.

Cloud9 is focused on this product being the first of many more enterprise level customizations that improve the developer experience. Based on the amount of time developers spend inside their IDE, Cloud9 saw a clear opportunity to turn the IDE into a useful hub that connects the many different cloud services. In the case of Salesforce, this includes Force and Heroku to start. Cloud9 also has integrations with development services such as GitHub and Atlassian's Bitbucket.

About Cloud9

Cloud9 provides a development environment in the cloud that allows developers to get started with coding immediately and collaborate with their teams, students and peers.  With over 1 million workspaces created, Cloud9 IDE lets developers build and run applications in the cloud dramatically faster than in local environments. With one-click integration with GitHub and BitBucket repositories, Cloud9 supports hundreds of programming languages including Python, Ruby, PHP, Javascript and Go, as well as the most popular frameworks such as Meteor, Django, and Wordpress.  Cloud9 IDE is used by thousands of organizations in dozens of countries, from emerging brands to Fortune 500 enterprises.

Cloud9 was founded in Amsterdam in 2011 and currently has offices both in Amsterdam and San Francisco. Previous investors include Accel Partners, Atlassian, and Balderton Capital.

Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures—Salesforce's corporate investment group—invests in the next generation of enterprise technology to help companies connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Portfolio companies receive funding as well as access to the world's largest cloud ecosystem and the guidance of Salesforce's innovators and executives. With Salesforce Ventures, portfolio companies can also leverage the expertise of the Salesforce Foundation to incorporate its 1-1-1 model of integrated philanthropy to make giving back part of their business model. Salesforce has invested in more than 150 enterprise cloud startups since 2009. For more information, please visit

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