5 Websites/Apps for C/C++/Java/NodeJS/Ruby/Python/PHP Programming/Development on Chrome OS | Browser online
Hello Guys, the word is out Google powered Chrome OS Chromebooks have hit the Markets and are quite a great hit among the masses, because of their low cost, sleek design and high performance and a different type or web bases OS 🙂
But, unfortunately as they are quite new, there are practically No C/C++/Java/Ruby/Python etc Compilers available 🙁
but still,we can program and develop in language such as C/C++/Java/NodeJS/Ruby/Python/PHP on Google Chrome OS/Browser by these 5 Google chrome Apps.
Also as all these apps are cloud based, you can simply visit these sites and directly program on the cloud, inshort you can indirectly use your Web Browser as a Compiler 🙂 . Thus this post can also be called as 5 Web
Personally, i have ranked this app first in my Article because i simply loved it. that’s it! the codebox for chrome app is short and simple without fuss . all we have to do is register an account at codebox.io and we will have to create a virtual vm/workspace and yo! we are ready to Program . Codebox Provides us with an online virtual based VM , an IDE based on ACE, and an all powerful terminal to work upon! which comes preinstalled with gcc,g++,java,python.ruby,no need of installation and configuration! that’s what generally a programmer demands for!! thus programming on codebox for me was fun, and as all my data is secured and synced on codebox cloud, i felt pretty good and clear while programming hence comes the first ranking. You can download the Codebox.io app from the Chrome Store access the website.
Nitrous.io is another cloud vm provider that too works on Google Chrome OS / Website Browser. it has all the features of Codebox like pre-installed vm with gcc,g++,java,python etc with Full Terminal access and an ACE based online IDE. it practically doesn’t lose anywhere as compared to Codebox.io and has a good speed too. hence i will highly recommend both this cloud based services for your use 🙂 and i personally found them to be the best after testing 🙂
also both of them boast of a Native App for Google Chrome OS/Browser in addition to online website access which is a plus-plus and the IDE provided by them can be used when offline too 🙂
Cloud9 is yet another cloud based development environment, its basically an online IDE with inbuilt support for c/c++/ruby/perl/python/java and php development environments. It provides features such as package and app management and deploying,syntax highlighting,etc..
It consists of an online terminal as well as output console window which we can use to run our program. Our tests showed the c9.io service a bit lagged as compared to codebox and nitrous hence this ranks third on this list.
Codenvy.com is another Cloud based IDE which is quite robust and Powerful.
Although Codenvy doesn’t has its own native Google Chrome app, it does has its web app URL which can be used in any web Browser.
5.Koding.com Terminal | Devtools Terminal for Chrome
Koding is probably using the best and unique concept amongst all these sites, instead of providing all packages inbuilt, a user can add a plugin to his own VM or account through the plugins directory.
thus saving the site’s time and resources., although the basic components such as Java,C,C++[gcc,g++] are provided inbuilt..
Koding is really a good site,with unique features and a powerful and speedy Terminal which i liked 🙂
but it can work on the IDE/part which lags a bit to rank up even higher, but i personally checked all the 5 sites mentioned in this article are good and you can use anyone you like 🙂 . Koding too provides a WebApp and not a native dektop app like codenvy. Koding is based on Linux OS and provides you complete root access 🙂
I hope, this article might have solved your problem and still if it didn’t do comment i’ll try to help as much as i can, you can comment if you know any other such good site/trick 🙂
lastly , do share and like this article if you liked it 🙂