Published: Feb 21 2013 / 03:38
Actually the IDE setup time is irrelevant for most projects. - A day vs. months? - Most developers will want to tune their IDE to meet their specific needs for a given project adding just the right plugins, etc. - In fact most developers dislike the idea of not being in full charge of their tooling... World-wide collaboration might be something relevant for open source projects, but working for paying customers usually benefits most from co-location anyway. Real pairing is the most efficient kind of collaboration. Putting your source into to cloud? - Ok for OS projects, not for commercial projects. Off-loading tasks to the cloud... well actually off-loading stuff to a high-performant continuous integration system it what you need - so again no need for a cloud IDE here, a virtualized CI environment (call it private cloud if you want) does just that. So where's the market for cloud IDE in commercial projects...? I don't see it, so I guess we'll have desktop IDEs in 5 years and most will use it, probably we have plugins for cloud-features, but not the way round...
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