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Docker Compose vs Eclipse Che: What are the differences?

What is Docker Compose? Define and run multi-container applications with Docker. With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.

What is Eclipse Che? Next-Generation Eclipse IDE. Eclipse Che is an open source developer workspace server and cloud IDE. Eclipse Che is the only open source cloud IDE with RESTful workspaces and Docker-based machines. It's as powerful as it sounds.

Docker Compose belongs to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack, while Eclipse Che can be primarily classified under "Cloud IDE".

"Multi-container descriptor" is the top reason why over 111 developers like Docker Compose, while over 4 developers mention "Cloud IDE" as the leading cause for choosing Eclipse Che.

Docker Compose and Eclipse Che are both open source tools. Docker Compose with 16.4K GitHub stars and 2.52K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Eclipse Che with 5.56K GitHub stars and 1.03K GitHub forks.

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I am going to learn machine learning and self host an online IDE, the tool that i may use is Python, Anaconda, various python library and etc. which tools should i go for? this may include Java development, web development. Now i have 1 more candidate which are visual studio code online (code server). i will host on google cloud

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The main contenders here are VS code and Eclipse, because Koding is meant to be used by large companies and by devs who know what they are doing. Both VS code and Eclipse have pros and cons, but for someone who wants to learn, VS Code is a much better choice as it has a very simple UI and plugins are easier to find and download.

Eclipse isn't meant for learning purposes and was designed with the intent to be used by professionals. Also it is an amazing IDE for java, but isn't so good in other languages, while VS code is much more efficient in a vast number of languages.

The only likely issue you might be facing with vs code is that, at times, it can be a resource hog, and in extreme cases it is possible to crash. But it is very rare and I recommend you have at least 8GB ram and at least a dual 1.6 GHz CPU.

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Pros of Docker Compose
Pros of Eclipse Che
  • 121
    Multi-container descriptor
  • 109
    Fast development environment setup
  • 77
    Easy linking of containers
  • 66
    Simple yaml configuration
  • 58
    Easy setup
  • 15
    Yml or yaml format
  • 11
    Use Standard Docker API
  • 7
    Open source
  • 4
    Can choose Discovery Backend
  • 4
    Go from template to application in minutes
  • 3
    Kubernetes integration
  • 2
  • 2
    Easy configuration
  • 2
    Quick and easy
  • 9
    Cloud IDE
  • 6
    Open Source
  • 3
  • 2
    Can be locally hosted
  • 1
  • 1
    All features free by default

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Cons of Docker Compose
Cons of Eclipse Che
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    Tied to single machine
  • 5
    Still very volatile, changing syntax often
  • 1
    LAck of support for golang

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What is Docker Compose?

With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.

What is Eclipse Che?

Eclipse Che makes Kubernetes development accessible for developer teams, providing one-click developer workspaces and eliminating local environment configuration for your entire team.

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