Amazon Web Services has bought Cloud9, a popular web-based developer environment that recently aligned itself with the Google Cloud Platform.
Cloud9 is a browser-based IDE (integrated development environment) with a fairly rich feature set for building and deploying applications. Because it runs in a browser, developers can pick up their work from any machine, and Cloud9 has tools that let developers collaborate on projects.
Along with Codenvy, it was one of the few remaining popular, independent cloud IDEs.
“While the cloud IDE space is hot, as a market, IDEs are not an easy way to make money,” said IDC analyst Al Hilwa. “The technology is better used as a sweetener to make broader platforms more attractive to developers.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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