What I have just found is a new product that uses the clouds on the internet. It is called Cloud9 IDE. Once you start using it, you may find that getting your workload done has just become lighter. I don’t mean lighter as doing the programming for you, but lighter because you can basically leave the laptop at home and take the iPad or iPhone. Now I don’t know about you but carrying a 17″ laptop is heavy after 15 minutes. Why not take your iPhone or iPad?Cloud9 is a website that is runned on cloud based computing with a full fledged IDE for program development. It covers (not sure exactly) Python, PHP and Java for a start. It allows you to create a project, and then develop code and test it on line in a browser, all done online. Once the code checks out, you can download it to your computer. It’s like having all the tools that I use on my laptop on the web. I have been runing tests developing code on Cloud9 on the web, and then copied the code to my XAMPP server and it runs like a champ.
I even called it up on my iPhone and it works just great!. Now imagine this, I can run the program on the web and by using Apple TV to my 40″ screen, I have now a 40″ monitor with a 40″ development IDE while sitting in the living room! Now how can you beat that! Or better still, if you have a iPad, you can now develop software on the iPad over the web, or on any other tablet that has web access! With Cloud9 this is now possible!
So now you know why I’m so excited about this new product! I highly recommend this to any developer, because it will make your work as a more enjoyable experience anywhere (on a vacation, plane, boat, train, car, bus …. )!
CLOUD9 FITS ONE OF MY DEFINITIONS OF USING THE IPHONE AS A PORTABLE MOBILE COMPUTER YOU CAN FIT IN YOUR POCKET!