Amazon WorkSpaces vs Cloud9 IDE

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Amazon WorkSpaces vs Cloud9 IDE: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon WorkSpaces as "Easily provision cloud-based desktops that allow end-users to access applications and resources". With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can provision a high-quality desktop experience for any number of users at a cost that is highly competitive with traditional desktops and half the cost of most virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. End-users can access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablets. On the other hand, Cloud9 IDE is detailed as "Your development environment, in the cloud". Cloud9 provides a development environment in the cloud. Cloud9 enables developers to get started with coding immediately with pre-setup environments called workspaces, collaborate with their peers with collaborative coding features, and build web apps with features like live preview and browser compatibility testing. It supports more than 40 languages, with class A support for PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript/Node.js, and Go.

Amazon WorkSpaces can be classified as a tool in the "Virtual Desktop" category, while Cloud9 IDE is grouped under "Cloud IDE".

Some of the features offered by Amazon WorkSpaces are:

  • Support Multiple Devices- Users can access their Amazon WorkSpaces using their choice of device, such as a laptop computer (Mac OS or Windows), iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablet.
  • Keep Your Data Secure and Available- Amazon WorkSpaces provides each user with access to persistent storage in the AWS cloud. When users access their desktops using Amazon WorkSpaces, you control whether your corporate data is stored on multiple client devices, helping you keep your data secure.
  • Choose the Hardware and Software you need- Amazon WorkSpaces offers a choice of bundles providing different amounts of CPU, memory, and storage so you can match your Amazon WorkSpaces to your requirements. Amazon WorkSpaces offers preinstalled applications (including Microsoft Office) or you can bring your own licensed software.

On the other hand, Cloud9 IDE provides the following key features:

  • Real-time collaboration and chat
  • Connect via SSH and FTP
  • Code Completion (suggestions)

LinkedIn, Heroku, and Salesforce are some of the popular companies that use Cloud9 IDE, whereas Amazon WorkSpaces is used by HigherMe, Amazon, and Shelf. Cloud9 IDE has a broader approval, being mentioned in 29 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Amazon WorkSpaces, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Amazon WorkSpaces
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    • 108
      Easy to use
    • 101
      Free
    • 76
      Nice UI
    • 65
      Terminal access to vm instead of simulation
    • 58
      New full ubuntu machines
    • 49
      Easy dev environment
    • 44
      Ssh access to your own machine
    • 43
      Real-time with other people
    • 43
      Free prototype hosting
    • 32
      Collaboration
    • 10
      Open Source
    • 6
      Great syntax highlighting
    • 5
      Works great
    • 4
      Nice ide
    • 4
      Better IDE than the others
    • 4
      Extremely easy setup
    • 4
      Great interface, download or upload file is nice.
    • 3
      Its easy to share code
    • 3
      You can run your project easier
    • 3
      Open-source friendly
    • 2
      Good documentation
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      Bitbucket integration
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      Versatile and robust
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      Need a credit card to get access
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      Starts a VM
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      Easy to use, seem fast, friendly ui
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      Good

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        Not free

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      What is Amazon WorkSpaces?

      With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can provision a high-quality desktop experience for any number of users at a cost that is highly competitive with traditional desktops and half the cost of most virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. End-users can access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablets.

      What is Cloud9 IDE?

      Cloud9 provides a development environment in the cloud. Cloud9 enables developers to get started with coding immediately with pre-setup environments called workspaces, collaborate with their peers with collaborative coding features, and build web apps with features like live preview and browser compatibility testing. It supports more than 40 languages, with class A support for PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript/Node.js, and Go.

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      What are some alternatives to Amazon WorkSpaces and Cloud9 IDE?
      Amazon EC2
      It is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
      VMware Horizon Suite
      Stimulate workforce productivity by delivering a consistent, intuitive, and collaborative computing experience across all devices—anytime, anywhere. Manage, secure and back up end-user assets and applications from one place. Protect against compliance risk with policy-driven access. Streamline and simplify operations by turning disparate operating systems, applications, and data into centralized services delivered on any device.
      Shells
      It is a Desktop as a Service that provides users ability to transfer their work to the cloud with their Shell using various Linux distributions or Windows 10 as their operating system.
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