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The 5 online coding and development tools you need to know

Coding online has become one of the most exciting things about software development in our time. Yes, they are very convenient and super interesting. The ability to save your source code to the cloud, access your code, and collaborate on a project from anywhere around the world are all features possessed by online coding and development tools and these are mind-blowingly pleasing.

What are considered online tools?

Tools enabled on the browser that allows collaborative development, social coding, debugging, code sharing, and software development experiments are online coding tools for developers. Five years ago, using online coding tools raised many fears and misconceptions. Well, it turns out people are more receptive to this technology. Interestingly, more of these tools are being produced, giving developers a stream of choices when choosing which online coding tool to use.

You do not have to worry about your code, from collaborating to building online. Most online coding tools have a cloud storage platform that allows your code to be stored in the cloud.

Now your doubts have been cleared, you do not have to worry about carrying your laptop about, you no longer have to face time on google meet to be able to collaborate on a project, and you no longer have to worry about desktop storage or if your laptop supports specific developer tools.

There are several benefits to using online coding tools

  1. Enabled pair programming

  2. Ability to share snippets and interactive sections of code.

  3. Very easy to setup

  4. Affords one have access to an editor despite the immediate access to the workstation

  5. Ability to code irrespective of the poor functionality of your workstation

  6. Less to no need for more processing power.

However, note that online coding tools do not entirely replace offline installations as they are not robust and capable of handling a vast code base like offline ones.

These online tools enable pair programming, social coding, programming task automation and collaborative development.

Here is a list of the Tools

  1. Codeanywhere: This is a cloud Integrated Development Environment that saves you time by deploying a development environment in seconds and enables you to code, learn, build and collaborate on your projects. This development environment can be connected to your Git.

  2. CodeSandBox: CodeSandbox is an online development environment for rapid web development. This online editor is a closer approximation of a local development environment. This is considered helpful for teaching, prototyping and issue reproductions. This supports various programming languages, which is an excellent thing.

  3. Online Visual Studio Code: Visual Studio Code for the Web is a free, web-based version of Microsoft Visual Studio Code that allows you to explore source code repositories and make changes rapidly.

  4. Gitpod: Gitpod provides reproducible, robust, cloud-based developer environments or workspaces. This is best for small teams.

  5. Denigma: This AI tool makes it easy to understand other people’s code by explaining the code and running an analysis of what the code means. So instead of spending 70% of your time reading code, try Denigma.

Conclusion

There is little to no limit to what you can do with your software development process. Use more online coding and development tools and enjoy the best of your software development journey. Are you going to subscribe to more online coding tools? Let me know on Twitter.

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