GitHub Codespaces vs. Gitpod: Choosing the Best Online Code Editor

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    I wonder why coder.com[0] is not mentioned, the ide is also open-source[1].

    As for cloud9 they closed their source and license when they moved to v3, but there is still a v2 descendant called Pylon IDE[3].

    [0]: https://coder.com/

  • theia

    Eclipse Theia is a cloud & desktop IDE framework implemented in TypeScript.

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  • pylon

    Pylon IDE, a Cloud9 v2 descendant with some added extras and support for modern node >= 12.22.1 (including v12.x, v13.x, v14.x, v15.x, v16.x). OSS licensed.

  • template-nix

    The nix template, configured for Gitpod (www.gitpod.io) to give you pre-built, nix based ephemeral development environments in the cloud.

    Nix is <3. Here's a template where you can take it for a spin on Gitpod.

    https://github.com/gitpod-io/template-nix

    Personally I run all my software via nix, in a monorepo with a layout similar to google3, that generates/serves docker images via https://github.com/google/nixery, supports x64/m1, local development, codespaces and gitpod.

  • nixery

    Container registry which transparently builds images using the Nix package manager

    Nix is <3. Here's a template where you can take it for a spin on Gitpod.

    https://github.com/gitpod-io/template-nix

    Personally I run all my software via nix, in a monorepo with a layout similar to google3, that generates/serves docker images via https://github.com/google/nixery, supports x64/m1, local development, codespaces and gitpod.

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