Codeanywhere Launches a New Version of Their Cloud IDE to Make the Cloud as Fast as a Desktop

With over half a million users, Codeanywhere's "Google Docs for developers" is one of the most popular Cloud IDEs around. This all new and revamped version is aimed at making coding in the cloud feel much closer to coding on the desktop.

Nov 04, 2015, 15:00 ET from Codeanywhere Inc.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the biggest problems of cloud-based IDEs is speed. So to fix this problem, Codeanywhere has rewritten their Cloud IDE from the bottom up. Codeanywhere is now up to four times faster than the previous version and is even on par with some popular desktop editors in editing files.

"We had to create some very specific components particularly for our use case, just to address the speed issue," said Ivan Burazin, the co-founder of Codeanywhere.

Aside from speed, Codeanywhere's new version has a bunch of other new features as well:

  • All new UI
  • Goto Anything, hit CMD+P to find anything, including commands
  • GitHub/Bitbucket, repository import wizard
  • Drag & drop files and folders from your desktop to Codeanywhere
  • Edit desktop files by dragging & dropping them into the editor
  • SSH terminal real-time collaboration
  • Project based, separate your work logically and switch between your projects instantly
  • Manage multiple containers in a project
  • New configuration options, configure every aspect of the interface globally or on a project basis
  • Large file support, you can now open and save files with over 100,000 lines
  • and many more

This new version, along with its features, supports Codeanywhere's original vision - freeing the development environment and making development fast and collaborative. Just to remind you – Vedran Jukic, the co-founder, came up with the idea when he worked as a freelance developer. He didn't want to have to take his laptop with him constantly, and found there was no good solution for coding or fixing bugs in the cloud.

"We believe this is an important milestone for us at Codeanywhere and for the Cloud IDE industry as a whole, as this version of Codeanywhere, which we've built from the ground up gives users the comfort of a cloud-based app with the feel of a desktop one," said Ivan Burazin, the co-founder of Codeanywhere.

Codeanywhere aspires to simplify a developer's workflow by giving them freedom to work on their projects in the cloud, no matter if it is on Codeanywhere's Containers, a user's VM or even Google Drive or Dropbox.

Codeanywhere, which was founded in 2012, is based out of Palo Alto and has a team of 12 engineers currently working full-time. The company states that they achieved cash flow positive last month as their paying user base has grown by 150 percent in the last year.

Codeanywhere also participated in the Fall 2014 batch of prominent Boston accelerator Techstars. They also participated in the TC Startup Battlefield as the audience had voted them the best company in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2014.

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