Cloud9 Beats JSFiddle for Most Popular Cloud Development IDE
The PYPL Index, known for charting the popularity of programming languages, is also measuring cloud IDE popularity, finding Cloud9 edged out JSFiddle for the top spot, though challengers are experiencing greater rates of increased interest.
In the new report, Cloud9 garnered 35.77 percent share, a -0.4 decrease from last year. JSFiddle followed (31.42 percent share), -2.1 share decrease). After that there was a big drop-off in share to No. 3 Koding (9.05 percent share, +0.2 percent increase), Ideone (5.93 percent share, -1.3 percent decrease) and Codio (5.92 percent share, +0.8 percent increase).
The leaders are being chased by Codeanywhere, which increased its share by a whopping +2.3 percent, at No. 6., along with a few others showing positive growth.
"The more an Online IDE is searched, the more popular the Online IDE is assumed to be," the index post said. "The raw data comes from Google Trends.
"If you believe in collective wisdom, the TOP ODE index can help you decide which Online IDE to use for your software development project."
The PYPL Index also tracks regular IDEs. You can see coverage of that report in our sister publication, Visual Studio Magazine, here.
David Ramel is editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine and Application Development Trends Magazine.