JAVA 8 Availability



How soon can we get JAVA 8? I need it for the PLAY Framework and SCALA now.


The Workspaces are Ubuntu Linux virtual machines, and you have root access to them. So you can install any Linux software, like Java whatever version, yourself.

But keep in mind that it might increase your disk usage. Because, and I am not 100% on this, cloud9 counts all new and updated files as your disk space usage. So updating Java might increase your workspace disk usage.


This is true. There is likely Java 8 availability in any workspace you have but it’ll require some setup on your end and extra space. Java language tooling is not currently available but for that you might want to have a look at the SDK for Cloud9 plugin development.