Cloud development competition and options


#1

So I’ve come across a competitor called nitrous.io. They seem to offer a lot of what y’all do and then some. It’s based on the same platform and is primarily a paid service with a 14 day trial. Y’all do have a plus with the unlimited workspaces and free plan. :slightly_smiling: Don’t worry, I’m not switching. Just thought I’d let y’all know.

Maybe it’ll spark some ideas on how to improve your service. :wink:


#2

So far, in my opinion c9.io crushes every competitor out there.


#3

Thanks for bringing this up. Competition is certainly a good thing :wink: It’d be really interesting to see/hear some areas that other cloud IDE’s excel over Cloud9 so we can get almost a comprehensive analysis about it.

Also note that this other thread exists which may be useful to reference for another competitor:


#4

We sometimes play around with other online IDE’s to get ideas of how we could improve Cloud9, but on the whole I think we’re pretty far ahead of our competitors in features, stability and value (I’m biased of course ;))

If there are any areas you think another IDE is better please do let us know and we’ll make sure to improve Cloud9 so it’s the best it can be.


#5

Nitrous has the ability to sync with a local IDE, such as RubyMine. It would be great if Cloud9 had that…