UPDATE: Giving away 3 Codeanywhere Freelancer Monthly Plans. Check out the details below.
Several years ago, I featured PHPanywhere – a web-based free Integrated Development Environment or IDE for the PHP programming language that can be used by developers or programmers. Last week, one of the co-founders of PHPanywhere contacted me and informed me that the program and the website is now using a new name – Codeanywhere. Since my post about PHPanywhere was about 6 years old, I decided to not only update my old blog post but to also share with you the new program and its features.
Like PHPanywhere, Codeanywhere is an online IDE and a collaboration platform for developers and programmers. It enables them to share files, folders and entire development environments and collaborate together in real-time. It’s like a Google Docs for developers.
Aside from the new design and user interface, one major difference with PHPanywhere and Codeanywhere is that the latter provides users with their own VMs (virtual machines). The user can select a “clean” VM or choose from several preconfigured ones running NodeJS, Ruby, Python, C/C++, HTML5, Drupal, WordPress, etc. allowing them to immediately work on their projects without having to worry about configuration and installation.
Aside from that, they could also easily pull a GET repo from any source in the web such as GitHub and Bitbucket with just one click. It is also very flexible because it is cross-platform so users can access their work via the web app, the Android app or the iOS app.
With Codeanywhere, users can have a clutter-free computer because all their projects and works are stored in the cloud and it also gives them mobility because they can access it anywhere as long as they have an Internet connection.
Codeanywhere is currently being used by a community of over 400,000 developers including some of these big name companies – CNN, Accenture, Reuters, Capital One and Salesforce. This tool is available for FREE and users get access to the web editor, mobile editors, SSH (terminal console), Sandbox, 1 FTP, 1 VM (virtual machine), 1 Cloud storage service (Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon SE) and 1 DevBox with 256MB RAM and 2GB of disk space.
Aside from the basic FREE features, premium users receive technical support (via email), two-factor authentication, more than 1 share and 1 revision (file and/or folder), multiple FTP, multiple VMs, multiple Cloud storage services, multiple DevBox with higher specs.
To learn more about it’s features and pricing plans, visit the official Codeanywhere website. Click on this link to save $15 on any premium Codeanywhere plan.
I’ve used PHPanywhere before but right now, I don’t have the use for Codeanywhere because my work doesn’t involve collaboration with other users and I don’t travel that much. However, if you or your team do a lot of collaboration or have several members who work from different locations and need a cross-platform cloud IDE, then you should try out Codeanywhere.
Thanks to the at Codeanywhere, we are giving away 3 Freelancer Monthly Plans. Each plan is good for 6 months ($42 value). To join, just leave a comment below and tell us how you’ll use Codeanywhere and what you like about using a cross platform cloud IDE.
For our developer and programmer friends out there, do you use cloud-based IDEs? Anyone else tried Codeanywhere or the previous version called PHPanywhere? What feature/s do you like best? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.