|Picture of Cloud9 team members using Cloud9|
Check out the new Cloud9 site for a full list of features and be sure to read their announcement post about the new environment. Fully self-contained Docker Ubuntu containers give you the ability to run any development stack without the hassle of configuration issues. Fire up Cloud9 to dive right into code at a hackathon, collaborate with a global development team, or simply give yourself the flexibility of jumping from Internet cafe to Internet cafe while maintaining a consistent dev environment.
Cloud 9 IDE provides Google Drive-like collaboration
|Fully configurable collaboration right in the IDE|
Since Cloud9 is all in the browser, they've been able to implement extremely lean themes to design your IDE however you'd like. Wanna go old school with a Dreamweaver skin? Match your code to your git repo with the GitHub skin? You can even directly edit the CSS to create your own totally custom skin. It might seem like a trivial feature, but in fact it is very important; you can change themes quickly depending on the lighting you are in at any given time and continue to have the best possible development experience/environment.
|Themes can make your IDE fit any style you choose, including designs resembling Dreamweaver, GitHub, Chrome, Eclipse, TextMate, and Xcode!|
Image editing, terminal, and testing!I've been using Cloud9 as my main Web development platform for the past several years. Now, with the addition of image editing right in the IDE, I can maintain my entire workflow directly within Cloud9 and produce my final, production-ready product within a single Cloud-based environment. This helps a lot when you're playing around with media queries and don't want to serve the same giant image to all devices. Just duplicate the image, shrink it down in the image editor, and serve the right size to the right device.
Having the terminal in the same browser window also adds to the full package. I start my projects with a GitHub repo and then clone them into Cloud9. Whenever I reach a specific point in my development I can easily push my changes to GitHub and then continue on in Cloud9. The fact that you can sign up for Cloud9 with a GitHub or BitBucket account makes the workflow as simple as could be.
|Editing images directly within the IDE creates an incredible Web development workflow|
|The built-in terminal gives you direct access to your own Ubuntu VM|
Test in all browsers on all operating systemsThe new Cloud9 has Sauce Labs integrated right within the editor. That means you can preview your project in over 300 different browser/operating system combinations. Sauce Labs provides a virtual machine with the exact environment you choose, so you can complete your full QA directly within your Cloud9 development environment.
|Browser testing from Sauce Labs lets you test your code on over 300 browser/os combinations|
The possibilities are endless with .