Cloud based environment for software development on Amazon
August 05, 2019

Cloud based environment for software development on Amazon

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AWS Cloud9

AWS Cloud9 is being used as the cloud-based IDE by my team and part of the organization. The business problems it solves is the need for an integrated environment that allows for pair programming. This helps reduce bugs and other issues when it comes to writing some application code. Since it is cloud-based, we don't have to save the code and push it back and forth anymore, thus saving time.
  • Environment isolation
  • Pair programming
  • Software development and code editor
  • Code highlighting
  • Code folding
  • Plugins and extensions
  • Localized editing
  • Less bugs through pair programming
  • Isolated environments lead to less conflicts from packages
  • Increased productivity for product development
  • Great prototyping interface
The interface for Cloud9 needs some improvement. It is simply not as powerful and intelligent as a local text editor would be and thus it lacks the capabilities of fast filling when coding. Otherwise, I think it has a fair interface that they have tried mimicking an IDE.
AWS provides great support for their own products and I can get someone to help me understand what's going on pretty quick. Their popup lofts also add to the ability to get one on one help with some of their products and services in a way that is comforting and understandable.
I have not used other cloud based IDE's at the time.
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AWS Cloud9 is great for product engineering and coding where you must take time to pair program and code in a specific isolated environment. It is entirely cloud based so there's no worry about saving and data consistency. It is all hosted on the Amazon Web Services cloud. It is less appropriate for more general workflows that don't require a specific cloud instance.