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10 May

Web Development, IDEs and the Cloud

Given the current popularity of cloud-based applications such as email, word processing applications and customer service applications like Zendesk, it really should come as no surprise that IDEs for web developers are joining the cloud as well. In the future, web developers will find even more options to build their applications as this trend most likely will continue to rise and increase in popularity.

Initially, developers may be somewhat reluctant to essentially hand over control of their tools to another party. Reliability and security may come to mind as their initial concerns, but as cloud-based IDE tools mature, the flexibility offered by this new way to develop applications will most likely be quite appealing. As this cloud-based IDE site implies, at Codeany where, a software developer can code from any device, at any time and from anywhere as long as they have an internet connection.

Of course, this trend will not develop overnight and web developers may still have a favorite tool or two that has not made the transition and they will still have to rely on a laptop or PC for access. It is possible this new way to utilize one''s browser as a thin client may initially be more popular with smaller organizations and independent programmers. Larger entities like corporations or government organizations may be reluctant to relinquish control until they can establish solid relationships with companies offering these types of cloud-based tools.

For more information on this and other web development trends and how they can enhance your IT world, please contact us.

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