Despite our deep, abiding affection and care for each and every one of you,
occasionally, a customer sees fit to leave. When they do that, we ask them
why. Sometimes, they tell us.
Yesterday, a security breach led to a catastrophic data loss at Codespaces,
another company in the repository hosting industry. We're very sorry for the
Codespaces customers who lost data, as well as the Codespaces team, who
suffered the loss of years of their hard work.
The recent announcement of the open-sourcing of the Codebox IDE is a good
excuse to take a break and examine some current cloud-based IDEs.
If you’re new to the space, a cloud IDE lets developers code and manage
their projects from a browser. This lets you keep all of your code in the
cloud, and means you don’t need to have a powerful laptop to do real
programming work. Using a cloud IDE lets you more easily share development
environments with your team, which lets new team members become productive
faster. Some cloud IDEs also allow you to connect to backend services for
"It works on my machine" is not a valid excuse for developers anymore.