Codenvy

On-Demand Developer Workspaces with a built in cloud IDE.

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Codenvy Overview

What is Codenvy?

Codenvy's on-demand developer workspaces are replicable, collaborative and constraint-free. We focus on solving three hard problems:

1. Developer Bootstrapping: Today, developers spend >30% of their time managing workspaces. Organizations with high attrition, rotating contractors, and restricted systems face additional hurdles. We replace wikis and manual methods with a single URL that allows any authorized user to get instant edit/build/debug access to a software project without installing anything.

2. Agile Development: Today, developers only receive feedback after their code is merged, creating badly timed feedback loops that waste cycles and violate the original premise of the agile development philosophy. Codenvy workspaces enable real time feedback, driven by the developer that shorten development cycles.

3. Workspace Management: Today, decentralized workspaces lack security controls, code chain of custody tracking, and thrash local computers. Using Codenvy, valuable source code is never downloaded to user devices, all access is tracked and execution of workspaces happens in an elastic cluster that doesn't thrash or block under load.

Codenvy Overview

Pricing

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Free
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Value for money

Codenvy offers packages for download, managed hosting and cloud. Pricing is on a per-user basis and depends on the scale of the installation.


Codenvy Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 3 others, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

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Portable workspace with code, configuration, runtime and IDE built-in.
Create developer workspaces based on our out-of-the-box runtime stacks, or create your own custom stack with Docker.
Create and control multiple workspaces from a single dashboard. Work on several projects or bugs at the same time without thrashing or blocking.
Use your desktop IDE over SSH - get all the benefits of a portable, shareable workspace without having to change your IDE.
Codenvy's web IDE includes intellisense, refactoring and debugging.
Operations can create, edit and publish Docker containers for developers. Replicate your production environment, or create lightweight "hack spaces" for projects.
Work offline by cloning the workspace to your device, then sync when you reconnect.
Codenvy video Codenvy screenshot: Portable workspace with code, configuration, runtime and IDE built-in. Codenvy screenshot: Create developer workspaces based on our out-of-the-box runtime stacks, or create your own custom stack with Docker. Codenvy screenshot: Create and control multiple workspaces from a single dashboard. Work on several projects or bugs at the same time without thrashing or blocking. Codenvy screenshot: Use your desktop IDE over SSH - get all the benefits of a portable, shareable workspace without having to change your IDE. Codenvy screenshot: Codenvy's web IDE includes intellisense, refactoring and debugging. Codenvy screenshot: Operations can create, edit and publish Docker containers for developers. Replicate your production environment, or create lightweight "hack spaces" for projects. Codenvy screenshot: Work offline by cloning the workspace to your device, then sync when you reconnect.

Codenvy Reviews

Codenvy Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
217

Very good
212

Average
24

Poor
3

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,4
94% recommended this app
Kyle P.

Hands down best Cloud IDE

When I moved over to a Chromebook a few years ago I was sifting through all the cloud IDE options and Codenvy really stuck out as the best option from the start. Through the years they have kept to their word and keep making the service better and better. The latest version is just a complete "wow!" from seeing how much the platform has grown. Yes, it's practically a platform since it has so many great features baked in besides being a higly performant IDE; Git (GitHub / Bitbucket), Docker, Bower, Google App Engine (GAE), multiple languages, starter templates, "local" datasources, etc.! The portability of it makes it a simple choice as well since there's nothing to install and works great on every platform I've needed access to my projects (Windows, Mac OSX, ChromeOS, Linux).


Marc F.

Cool Stuff...first Impressions

Just stumbled across code envy recently while looking at other cloud dev alternatives.
The whole process for signing up for a free tier account (512 MB) and getting something up and running couldn't have taken more than 10 or 15 minutes. As a new user, I am still playing around with it a bit but it has some great possibilities for running multiple dev environments without having to get all the pre reqs installed and configured on my own machine.


Justin S.

Excellent service, but a few issues I hope will be ironed out

I have been very impressed with Codenvy's service so far. The big thing I was looking for was a service that could be used from multiple computers without having the set up an environment on each. This service easily meets that, and has support for a lot of languages.

In terms of languages, I wanted a service with support for Java projects with Maven, and this seems to have support for that, among many other languages as well.

The ease of use of the editor is important to me as well. Things like automatically adding closing brackets, tabbing when appropriate when I add a new line, etc. It has been a very pleasant experience in this area and I've been very pleased. There are still many editing features I have yet to explore, and I look forward to learning what all it has to offer. The only area I've noticed it lacks, is it sometimes adds closing brackets or tags when they already exist, if you rewrote the beginning tag for some reason - however even in advanced editors that can be an issue.

My issue is it seems to not allow you to reorganize files without any long workaround methods. I would prefer to be able to drag and drop files in the tree view - it seems a basic feature in my day to day computer use, and it seems odd that I can't do it here. Perhaps there is another way to move files that I'm not aware of. So far I've only been able to create a new file, copy contents, and delete the old, or download then upload where desired. While they work, they are certainly not ideal methods. If this were possible, I could honestly see myself paying for the service in the near future - it's well worth it.

Personally, I just graduated with a BS in Computer Science and have just begun working as a software developer in a large software company. I was really looking for something to play with some personal projects outside of my work hours.


Tim L.

Next step in development

This is a great product that is almost there. We have started using it for little open source products. Its pretty easy to have one dev setup the project, and the others just clone the codenvy project. We are up and running in no time. I love that it is using Docker, and that you can provide your own docker run scripts.


Timothy V.

Great light weight option for cloud IDE, building, and live testing

Starting to play with it at work and am now using it for some of my small/medium projects. It's very easy to load code in and start going right away. I am using it to deploy java webapps to a tomcat container. Codenvy allows you to actually deploy a tomcat instance in a docker container for free. Setup takes about 10 minutes, and after that you're ready to go. The docker instance only lives for about 10 minutes. I've found this to be sufficient when testing features.

The cloud IDE is really fast for what it is, but possibly isn't quite as snappy as a high-end development machine. I tried using it with a giant work project, and wasn't able to make it work.


Kyle P.
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Hands down best Cloud IDE

Reviewed on 2015/03/19
Review Source: GetApp

When I moved over to a Chromebook a few years ago I was sifting through all the cloud IDE options and Codenvy really stuck out as the best option from the start. Through the years they have kept to their word and keep making the service better and better. The latest version is just a complete "wow!" from seeing how much the platform has grown. Yes, it's practically a platform since it has so many great features baked in besides being a higly performant IDE; Git (GitHub / Bitbucket), Docker, Bower, Google App Engine (GAE), multiple languages, starter templates, "local" datasources, etc.! The portability of it makes it a simple choice as well since there's nothing to install and works great on every platform I've needed access to my projects (Windows, Mac OSX, ChromeOS, Linux).

Pros

Portability to be able to access projects on any OS with nothing to install. Just open up a browser tab and start coding. The flexibility to write virtually anything from native Android apps to web apps that run on most PaaS. The ease of the wizard to start a new project is unmatched.

Cons

Certain Git commands don't fully execute correctly all the time (such as deletes) since the update to v3.x. Offline ability and a mobile/tablet app would really put this over the top. True FTP integration (it has it through a 3rd party currently) would also be great to make it the only cloud IDE I need.

Response from Codenvy

Thank you for the review, if you come across any Git issues please let us know by posting information on the problem to our Google Group (https://groups.google.com/a/codenvy.com/forum/#!forum/codenvy) our Git integration is very important to us and we want to make sure it's flawless.

Regards,
Brad

Marc F.
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Cool Stuff...first Impressions

Reviewed on 2015/03/27
Review Source: GetApp

Just stumbled across code envy recently while looking at other cloud dev alternatives.
The whole process for signing up for a free tier account (512 MB) and getting something up and running couldn't have taken more than 10 or 15 minutes. As a new user, I am still playing around with it a bit but it has some great possibilities for running multiple dev environments without having to get all the pre reqs installed and configured on my own machine.

Pros

From my perspective there are a number of things that I like:
- Easy of setup
- Pretty nice code editor
- Anywhere access
- Ability to have multiple environments
- Multiple language support
- Git support

Cons

Since I am new to Docker, I would love to be able to get my hands into some advanced config options.
Additional web development language support (other than PHP) would be nice to see.

Response from Codenvy

Thank you for the review - we are in the process of revamping how custom environments are handled and over the coming months you will see changes to make these even simpler to manage.

For the web development language support we currently support many different languages including Javascript, Python and others. You can see a full list by creating a new project and scrolling down the list to the "samples" area.

If there are still issues please contact us on our forum: https://codenvy.com/technical-support

Thanks,
Brad

Justin S.
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Excellent service, but a few issues I hope will be ironed out

Reviewed on 2015/03/30
Review Source: GetApp

I have been very impressed with Codenvy's service so far. The big thing I was looking for was a service that could be used from multiple computers without having the set up an environment on each. This service easily meets that, and has support for a lot of languages.

In terms of languages, I wanted a service with support for Java projects with Maven, and this seems to have support for that, among many other languages as well.

The ease of use of the editor is important to me as well. Things like automatically adding closing brackets, tabbing when appropriate when I add a new line, etc. It has been a very pleasant experience in this area and I've been very pleased. There are still many editing features I have yet to explore, and I look forward to learning what all it has to offer. The only area I've noticed it lacks, is it sometimes adds closing brackets or tags when they already exist, if you rewrote the beginning tag for some reason - however even in advanced editors that can be an issue.

My issue is it seems to not allow you to reorganize files without any long workaround methods. I would prefer to be able to drag and drop files in the tree view - it seems a basic feature in my day to day computer use, and it seems odd that I can't do it here. Perhaps there is another way to move files that I'm not aware of. So far I've only been able to create a new file, copy contents, and delete the old, or download then upload where desired. While they work, they are certainly not ideal methods. If this were possible, I could honestly see myself paying for the service in the near future - it's well worth it.

Personally, I just graduated with a BS in Computer Science and have just begun working as a software developer in a large software company. I was really looking for something to play with some personal projects outside of my work hours.

Pros

It's free!
Cloud access from any computer
Easy to use editor
Editor contains many advanced features
Supports many languages

Cons

Unable to drag and drop files in the tree view (not sure if there is another way to move files - if so, I've yet to find it - however there are workarounds, such as creating a new file and copying contents, just not ideal)

Response from Codenvy

Thanks very much for using Codenvy and for your detailed review - the drag-and-drop is something that is in our backlog and that we will be attacking this year.

Tim L.
Industry: Information Technology & Services

Next step in development

Reviewed on 2015/03/31
Review Source: GetApp

This is a great product that is almost there. We have started using it for little open source products. Its pretty easy to have one dev setup the project, and the others just clone the codenvy project. We are up and running in no time. I love that it is using Docker, and that you can provide your own docker run scripts.

Pros

* Fast from 0 to up and running
* Nice angular'ish interface that is quite responsive
* Works on mobile enough to run your app
* Integrates pretty well with GitHub
* Many different types of projects supported (java, go, etc...)
* Tech Support is great. I had 2 tickets answered w/in 24 hours.
* Works well
* Autocomplete is decent

Cons

* Sometimes you get into a weird state with old sessions
* No code search that I found, but I think they are working on this feature
* 10 minute timeout can be annoying but sometimes its nice. Setting?
* I wish i could just sign up for the $1/month service w/o contacting sales

Response from Codenvy

Thank you for the thoughtful and detailed review. We can confirm that we are working on a number of improvements to the product (we release >3x per month). We are also going to be changing our purchasing model so that it's completely automated and doesn't require speaking to Sales - this should be coming in several weeks.

Thanks for being a customer!
Brad

Timothy V.
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Great light weight option for cloud IDE, building, and live testing

Reviewed on 2015/03/24
Review Source: GetApp

Starting to play with it at work and am now using it for some of my small/medium projects. It's very easy to load code in and start going right away. I am using it to deploy java webapps to a tomcat container. Codenvy allows you to actually deploy a tomcat instance in a docker container for free. Setup takes about 10 minutes, and after that you're ready to go. The docker instance only lives for about 10 minutes. I've found this to be sufficient when testing features.

The cloud IDE is really fast for what it is, but possibly isn't quite as snappy as a high-end development machine. I tried using it with a giant work project, and wasn't able to make it work.

Pros

Quick
supports multiple languages
supports quick on line testing
easy to use

Cons

docker instance only live 10 minutes for free version
Giant projects don't quite work.

Response from Codenvy

Thank you very much for your thorough review - we would love an opportunity to work with you on getting your work project running in Codenvy - please post some details on our Google Group:

https://groups.google.com/a/codenvy.com/forum/#!forum/codenvy

We will be moving to a new pricing model that will remove the 10 minute running timeout for free projects in April 2015.

Thanks,
Brad

User recommendation
8,2/10
Based on 456 user ratings
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Codenvy Pricing

Codenvy Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Codenvy offers packages for download, managed hosting and cloud. Pricing is on a per-user basis and depends on the scale of the installation.

Codenvy offers packages for download, managed hosting and cloud. Pricing is on a per-user basis and depends on the scale of the installation.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 456 user ratings
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Codenvy Features

Codenvy Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for Codenvy

Additional information for Codenvy

Key features of Codenvy

  • Administer restrictions to code, keys, plug-ins & resources.
  • Complete customizability of environment, IDE and workflow.
  • Create a private Codenvy cloud behind your firewall.
  • Develop with any language for any platform.
  • Docker machines to run any environment for build or debug.
  • Guarantee consistency across developers and machines.
  • Powerful editor with intellisense and refactoring.
  • Recipes let you define any environment & provision replicas.
  • Use your desktop IDE over SSH with portable workspaces.

Benefits

Using Codenvy, enterprises have seen:
39% increase in coding time for development teams.
>3x more code commits per developer, per week.
Smoother more efficient feedback cycles.
Developer on-boarding times of under 30 seconds.

Codenvy FAQs

Codenvy FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Codenvy.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Codenvy offer?

Codenvy offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Codenvy offers packages for download, managed hosting and cloud. Pricing is on a per-user basis and depends on the scale of the installation.

Q. What are the main features of Codenvy?

Codenvy offers the following features:

  • Administer restrictions to code, keys, plug-ins & resources.
  • Complete customizability of environment, IDE and workflow.
  • Create a private Codenvy cloud behind your firewall.
  • Develop with any language for any platform.
  • Docker machines to run any environment for build or debug.
  • Guarantee consistency across developers and machines.
  • Powerful editor with intellisense and refactoring.
  • Recipes let you define any environment & provision replicas.
  • Use your desktop IDE over SSH with portable workspaces.

Q. Who are the typical users of Codenvy?

Codenvy has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Codenvy support?

Codenvy supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Codenvy offer?

Codenvy has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Codenvy support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Codenvy supports

Q. What other apps does Codenvy integrate with?

Codenvy integrates with the following applications:

GitHub, Jira, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Visual Studio

Q. What level of support does Codenvy offer?

Codenvy offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials