tl;dr: Just a quick intro to a new category of upcoming online code editors.
The idea is not so new. Did you know that Heroku started with code in the cloud, an online text editor? The Coding Monkeys created SubEtha (and SubEthaEdit) in 2003. But here are three promising startups (of course all from the valley) willing to fill this gap:
- action.io > on RWW / Review by Derrickko / Angel List
- c9.io > also on GitHub
- koding.com > on TC / Angel List
I have to admit that i haven’t tried one of them yet. I am curious how Git integration will be handled or if Git is no longer needed? I also can’t imagine that an online text editor is as fast as something like Sublime Text 2, but let’s see. For us, as a PaaS, it is interesting to see how the hosting environment will be integrated.