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If you're looking for a VS Code-like online environment with containers to spin up a dev environment or execute code and scripts it is a good fit. The environments are very customizable, and, all said and done, the price is fair. If you're looking for a remote code editor that allows you to connect via SFTP/SSH and edit the remote files, it isn't quite as seamless as it used to be. I still haven't found any all-cloud alternative, but it could be better.
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The Welkin Suite is a great IDE compared to the alternatives out there. If you need to code in Salesforce and you want a mostly seamless environment, then The Welkin Suite is the best option available, in my opinion. I have also been using it for Apex Tests and find that the tools are really good for measuring code coverage and highlighting those areas that are uncovered.
Read full review Pros Run development containers with backend and frontend access. Allow for multiple users to collaborate and share containers and connections. Manage multiple connections to different servers. Read full review Local History - Without having to setup GitHub this has been a time saver! AutoComplete Saves the entire project at once Read full review Cons Since some updates a couple of years ago, using Codeanywhere as a remote code editor rather than a container-based development environment has been more cumbersome and difficult. The modular nature of connections and containers seems like a good idea, but they don't always work properly. It's difficult sometimes to share a connection or container together with a collaborator. Read full review It would be nice if IDE feature releases were timed to coincide with Salesforce releases (i.e. make Lightning Web Components available on the day they become available in Salesforce instances). The IDE can be a bit buggy especially when you have several windows of the IDE open to different Salesforce instances at the same time on one machine. Sometimes, when you click to retrieve your data too soon, before the program has a chance to ask you to connect to the instance, it can cause the IDE to freeze. Read full review Support Rating
In general, when you need support there is someone there to give you an answer. I think there could be an improvement in this area, but it's hard to provide a substantial amount of support for a product that is charging roughly $15 a month. Do I feel I get more than $15 worth of support value when I need to request it? Yes.
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I've used CodeTasty, which is much more of a straight remote code editor, but their dev team is entirely unresponsive, and I became uncomfortable storing credentials with them, so I pulled everything from them and went back to Codeanywhere. VS code is similar but not fully online. While I know that they've released a fully online version, I haven't had the time or wherewith-all to make it work in the capacity I need. Codeanywhere is still the best solution I've found.
Read full review Read full review Return on Investment Helped me make mission critical edits remotely and on-the-fly. Spent a bit of time figuring out the change in user interfaces. Read full review The ability to recover and compare to local history Reliable vs. open source alternatives! Read full review ScreenShots