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Eclipse Che vs Theia: What are the differences?

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.

What is Theia? Cloud & desktop IDE framework implemented in TypeScript. Theia provides the end-user with a full-fledged multi-language IDE (not just a smart editor) and supports equally the paradigm of Cloud IDE and Desktop IDE.

Eclipse Che and Theia belong to "Cloud IDE" category of the tech stack.

Eclipse Che and Theia are both open source tools. It seems that Eclipse Che with 5.59K GitHub stars and 1.04K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Theia with 4.66K GitHub stars and 584 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 Eclipse Che
Pros of Theia
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    Cloud IDE
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    Open Source
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    Can be locally hosted
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    All features free by default
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    Familiar UI for VSCode users
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    Easy to use
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    Anywhere coding

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Cons of Eclipse Che
Cons of Theia
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    LAck of support for golang
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    Can be hard to setup

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