I am not sure if this is the proper channel to address this, but here it goes. Not sure if there is a place to submit feature requests/ideas?.
I would love Cloud9 to support the creation of Metadata for common Classes/Pages/Etc pretty much like Mavensmate does. We should be able to click “New Apex Class” and have the file be created within the “classes” folder, with the corresponding metadata file. This is common for other Salesforce plugins and it would push Cloud9’s editor forward a lot.
In the meantime, it would be great for the Documentation to have some indication on how to “do it ourselves”, I just sort of figured it out on my own while testing the IDE and was scratching my head until I saw a youtube webcast of someone else doing it… definitely not an intuitive use-case.
Let me know if I can be of any help in pushing this forward!.