Codenvy installation (only effective cloud IDE for meteor on free tier)


#1

On beta.codenvy.com that doesn’t use docker containers, errors occur that are partially addressed until permissions are denied with this thread
Mongodb exit code 1 while using meteor

̶T̶h̶e̶r̶e̶’̶s̶ ̶a̶l̶s̶o̶ ̶d̶o̶c̶k̶e̶r̶ ̶b̶a̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶a̶c̶t̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶c̶o̶d̶e̶n̶v̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶d̶e̶p̶e̶n̶d̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶d̶o̶c̶k̶e̶r̶ ̶i̶m̶a̶g̶e̶ ̶(̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶d̶e̶f̶a̶u̶l̶t̶s̶ ̶e̶n̶t̶i̶r̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶j̶a̶v̶a̶)̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶n̶o̶ ̶e̶a̶s̶i̶l̶y̶ ̶a̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶d̶o̶c̶u̶m̶e̶n̶t̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶n̶o̶d̶e̶ ̶+̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶g̶o̶d̶b̶.̶
Non-beta has nitrous.io style limitation on free tier

PS use chrome as firefox may significantly lag within IDE.


#2

You can look at Cloud9 as well - it fits Meteor development very well, both cloud and locally installed versions.


#3

free tier will crap itself with simple-todo local host, I don’t know what fits Meteor development less than an IDE.


#4

I’ve been using Codeanywhere.com, which is free, but instead of using their containers, I work on my own VPS, though a minimal 512MByte one does the job nicely.


#5

Maybe you would consider running a local host for example hello world as a job worth doing to be nicely done on 500mb


#6

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as a job worth doing to be nicely done on 500mb


#7

@janat08, sorry, I can’t get, what are you talking about. Do you mean that every online IDE is not good for Meteor? Or just C9? Please clarify.

I have never used Codenvy for my work, just evaluated it and found that C9 better fits my needs. I used both free and paid tiers, both in Chrome and in Meteor - work perfectly with Meteor projects, has node debugger, eslint and git support (which look nice). VMs that they provide withing free tier are enough to run full featured Meteor app - one app, if you want to run several apps simultaneously you should consider to switch to SSH attached server or to the paid tier.

After some time I have realized that I can use C9 installed locally (or on my server) keeping most of the features (all, but c9.io auth) and switch to the local installation. I have even ran C9/Meteor/Mongo all locally installed on my Android ARM tablet (proof) - IDE runs fine, but Meteor is rather slow for sure, but it was completely usable with external keyboard/mouse paired.


#8

Is it actually any good in terms of offloading resources to say your desktop once working on laptop without requiring that you configure port forwarding and etc?

Running local host within most free tiers for IDE will be barely passable running create meteor (less than 1GB of Ram won’t support hot reloading by any measure for an actuall indie app).