7 Browser-based IDEs for Coding on Chromebook

Although an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is not always essential for data science, building data products often requires a complete development environment and not just statistical analysis. In my quest to be able to perform all my web development and data science work on a chromebook, it is essential to have a development environment in the browser. Luckily for me and for all of you, there are a number of companies working on just that. Full disclosure: Some of the links below contain my referral codes.

Name Languages Supported
Nitrous.io Ruby, Node.js, Python, PHP or Go
CodeBox PHP, Java, Ruby, Node.js, Python, Go, C/C++, and many more
Koding ?
Codio PHP, Node.js, Ruby, many others
Cloud9 IDE Node.js, PHP, and many more
Runnable Java, PHP, Python, and more
Codeanywhere ?

Disclaimer, I have not had a chance to try out each of the options, but I thought I should share anyhow.






4 responses to “7 Browser-based IDEs for Coding on Chromebook”

  1. Giles Avatar

    Hi there — if you’re using Python, perhaps PythonAnywhere is worth a look? Full disclosure — I work there.

    1. Ryan Swanstrom Avatar

      Hey thanks for the information. I have never seen pythonanywhere. I will definitely check it out.


  2. Code Grep Team Avatar

    This is not a full-fledge IDE but sometimes If all you just need is a quick way to check out and browse source code, this is the right tool

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