10 cloud IDEs let you ditch the desktop

These cool Web-based development tools bring coding to the browser
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Code in your browser

The migration to the cloud has turned into a stampede as the world turns to browser-based calendars, email clients, word processors, and spreadsheets to replace the hassle of maintaining a desktop with the right software. Through this revolution, programmers have stayed glued to their command lines and desktop IDEs out of a mixture of habit, simplicity, and speed.

That is starting to change. Browser-based tools for programmers are becoming common, as JavaScript-based editors deliver the same features as the best desktop tools -- complete integrated environments for building, debugging, and even deploying our wonderful code.

Here is a collection of some of the most prominent projects that caught our eye. They show how quickly the browser can rival the desktop in features and sophistication.

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