Developing Clouds

Nov 30 2013   5:22PM GMT

The Most Compelling Cloud-based Tools of 2013



Posted by: Michelle Greenlee
Tags:
Cloud Services
Development Tools
Productivity

Tis the season of thankfulness, kindness, and the everlasting joy of code editing right from the browser. I am thankful for every hour spent creating these magnificent tools from which I have taken many screen shots and tested on multiple occasions. Your functions, be them many or few, I find fascinating. Broadband connection notwithstanding, I find joy in your simple execution and complex backend computations.

I have test multiple cloud-based development tools and services this year. These are the most compelling thus far (with only one month left in the year):

  • Scratch 2.0 Technically an object-oriented language, this web-based language for kids teaches them the basics of programming while giving them plenty of options for creativity.
  • Draft Version control for geeky writers offers an exceptional toolset wrapped in a pleasing UI. Now with cloud sync.
  • Codenvy Multi-language, full IDE in the cloud lets you work from your browser with ease. Its built-in collaboration tools and extensive library support makes it the IDE of the future. Now with Android app development support!
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Edition Online collaboration gets easier with Microsoft. As surprising as it sounds, it’s all true.
  • ShiftEdit Sync and edit with ease with Google Chrome. Technically a Chrome app, this browser-based tool offers a handy onscreen editor and access to your cloud services. Edit and save to your favorite storage service right from Chrome.
  • CSS Deck Online, real-time collaboration and code instruction tool + community that encourages sharing of your CSS projects.
  • QCloud Bristol University’s Quantum Cloud processor will soon be available for almost anyone interested.
  • Wolfram Language Not yet released and already incredibly intriguing. This new language promises ease-of-use and loads of functionality never before seen in other computer programming languages.

That’s my list, what’s on yours? I’m looking forward to a mind-blowing 2014 in the cloud computing. If Murphy’s law hold true, the cloud-based development tools of the future will be even better than we imagine.

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: