Cloud9 IDE

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Cloud9 IDE
Developer(s) Cloud9 IDE, Inc
Written in JavaScript
Platform Web
Type IDE
License v3 - Freeware, Non-commercial License[1]
v2 - GNU GPL v3[2]

Cloud9 IDE is an online integrated development environment, published as open source from version 3.0. It supports hundreds of programming languages, including C, C++, PHP, Ruby, Perl, Python, JavaScript with Node.js, and Go. It enables developers to get started with coding immediately with pre-configured workspaces, collaborate with their peers with collaborative coding features, and web development features like live preview and browser compatibility testing.[promotional language]

A valid credit card is required for new user registration, and the service cannot be used without one.[3]

It is written almost entirely in JavaScript, and uses Node.js on the back-end. The editor component uses Ace. As of July 2014, it uses Docker containers for its workspaces,[4] and is hosted on Google Compute Engine.[5]

As per their official blog,[6] Cloud9 had been acquired by Amazon in July 2016. Cloud9 IDE, Inc. is the company that actively maintains Cloud9 IDE. The company has offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam.



Founded in 2010, and based in San Francisco and Amsterdam, Cloud9 IDE was a privately held company. Cloud9 IDE raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners and product development software company Atlassian Software.[10]

On July 14, 2016, Cloud9 announced that it had been acquired by[11]


Cloud9 is the native IDE for the BeagleBone Black single board computer, which is primarily programmed in an extension of node.js called Bonescript.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cloud9 Software Development Kit Non-commercial License Agreement". Cloud9. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "LICENSE". Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Signup". If you don't have a credit card yourself, you may seek permission to use one from a family member or friend. In return, we promise not to charge your card (aside from a small, initial charge to verify your card that will be refunded shortly). 
  4. ^ Cloud9 IDE 3.0 Now Runs in Ubuntu Containers via Docker. InfoQcom. Retrieved on 2014-08-15
  5. ^ Cloud9 IDE on Google Compute Engine. Google Cloud Platform Blog. Retrieved on 2014-08-15.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Windows Azure on Cloud9 Archived 2012-03-19 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2014-05-29.
  8. ^ Deploy to Google App Engine with Cloud9 and git Archived 2013-08-18 at the Wayback Machine.. (2013-07-22). Retrieved on 2014-05-29.
  9. ^ Deploy to (S)FTP. Retrieved on 2014-05-29.
  10. ^ Development As A Service Platform Cloud9 Raises $5.5M From Accel And Atlassian Software. TechCrunch (2011-06-21). Retrieved on 2014-05-29.
  11. ^