5 Online IDEs That Let You Code in the Cloud

Matthew Casperson, February 17th, 2010

A number of companies are making a push to move traditional desktop applications into the cloud. You can now write documents, spreadsheets and presentations all from the web browser with ease. Programmers have not been left out of this revolution, with several sites now offering development environments (IDEs) in a web browser.

WonderFl allows you to write, compile, run and share ActionScript applications online. It has a decent library of projects to search through, and you can create a fork from an existing project to build on it.

Developers looking to integrate ActionScript with web based APIs can find quite a few examples in the WonderFl database like a Google AJAX search, Flickr with Yahoo Pipes, Twitter clients and more. Each of the examples can be run live directly from within the WonderFl interface.


Bespin is a Mozilla Labs experiment on how to build an extensible Web code editor using HTML 5 technology. You can sign up and use Bespin from the main site, or download the Bespin code and host it yourself.


Zoho Creator is a tool that allows you to create database applications. It has a simple drag and drop interface, and the end result can be deployed to Google App Engine.


ECCO is an online programming development environment with file manager, console interface for compiling and execution of code and an editor with syntax highlighting, tabs and support for many languages which is accessed using a browser.


CodeRun Studio is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE), designed for the cloud. It enables you to easily develop, debug and deploy web applications using your browser. CodeRun features native support for C#/.NET (3.5), PHP (5.1), JavaScript, HTML and CSS. C# support includes ASP.NET, WCF, Silverlight and WPF browser application development and deployment. Database support includes SQL Server 2005 and Amazon SimpleDB.


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8 Responses to “5 Online IDEs That Let You Code in the Cloud”

February 17th, 2010
at 2:42 pm
Comment by: Chaim Krause

I have recently begun playing with http://kodingen.com/. I like where it is headed and the dev team is very responsive to my suggestions so far.

February 17th, 2010
at 10:21 pm
Comment by: narphorium

You left out Acre (http://www.freebase.com/apps/) which lets you mash-up Freebase.com data using Javascript.

February 28th, 2010
at 2:27 pm
Comment by: Martin Harrigan

http://www.codeslam.net also looks good.

May 24th, 2010
at 12:26 am
Comment by: sumit

Web has changed and now requires a new paradigm shift in the way things are developed.
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May 27th, 2010
at 11:50 am
Comment by: dann

I have just tried http://www.coderun.com and it is really nice. It looks like VisualStudio but it still has problems. I created a class library project and it seems it doesn’t allow to add the {} brackets

July 14th, 2010
at 4:33 pm
Comment by: Coding on Cloud « Thinking Mind

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August 21st, 2010
at 6:18 am
Comment by: Oleg

Also take a look at http://www.akshell.com

October 13th, 2010
at 2:49 am
Comment by: regina etheridge

someone i know is hacking my coputer and listeng in on cell phone calls without permission,how do i turn them in?

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