Cloud IDEs

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Our VisionX is not an IDE, it is designed for end-users. Of course, everything in VisionX is Source Code driven, but that is behind the scenes. Application Source Code is not relevant for end-users but very important for developers. An application export/import is included in VisionX and because of that a developer can work with preferred IDEs. But sometimes it would be great to change the application source code without IDE, direct in the browser.

There are some first attempts available in the web, for Cloud IDEs. Our favourite ones are

  • Orion

    It is an Eclipse project and tries to bring some parts of Eclipse to the browser. Currently it does not support Java development because its focus lays on Javascript. A big advantage is that you can download Orion and install it on your own Server.

  • Cloud-IDE

    It is currently in a closed beta phase, but the feature list looks very powerful. It supports Java development and looks like Eclipse light.

  • Others

    There are a lot of other Cloud IDEs e.g. Bespin, Cloud9 IDE, Coderun Studio, Kodingen, ... But they have no support for Java.

For VisionX it is important that a Cloud IDE supports Java. Currently only Cloud-IDE has support for it. Let's see how things evolve.

We don't plan our own IDE for VisionX applications because there is no market for another IDE. But we plan to integrate VisionX into other IDEs and/or support Cloud IDEs.

VisionX and the bee

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I'm sure that most of you have heard from Cloudbees. It is the first Platform as a Service that lets companies build, test and deploy Java web applications in the cloud.

There is a SDK, a plugin for Eclipse and a lot of useful tools. Sounds interesting but everything is for software developers.

We thought that it would be nice if we bring the cloud to end users instead of developers. Now, if you think we are crazy, then I would say: "...yeah, and it feels great".

We added support for Cloudbees in VisionX. Create your database apps for the cloud, without IT know how and with a tool that runs in the cloud. Sounds even crazier?

Are you curious now?
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JVx link cell editor

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We have a cool new JVx feature for all developers! It has always bothered us that the Link Cell Editors are not visible in the tables. You don't see the difference between date/text/number and link cell editors. Now you see the difference!

I hope you find the difference in the following screenshot ;-)

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The new feature is available with JVx 1.0 beta 3 or in our source repository.