We have been reviewing the Codenvy Web IDE system for use by our members for doing code research for the projects we want to work on.
Our leader Michael McGinn was invited to talk with the Tyler Jewell, CEO of the Codenvy project to get a feeling for how it could work for our members.
Over all it was a very interesting phone conversation and I came away with hope that a robust solution for our members to code projects is possible now and will continue to get better as they release updates to the system over time.
We were comparing the systems to Cloud 9 and were happy to learn that the Codenvy system is built on a NodeJS non-blocking system so it has the ability to scale faster and be very quick. Cloud 9 is a different system in that it builds a virtual machine and every thing that happens gets run from that single virtual machine so there are going to be speed and scaling issues with virtual machine instance vs nodejs systems.
Remember that if you want your code changes to be saved you must save the project. Changes you make inside the running project are not persisted between runs of the project. You must edit the project tree files to have your changes persist.