So as I write this review; I am doing so on one of my Nitrous.io boxes; this one I use for playing around with Ruby/Rails.
I use my Ruby box mostly for making my Jekyll site that you are reading right now.
I first started out using the free one and after a few months of fiddling around with it, I decided to pay for a subscription. So far… Pretty happy.
It lets me play around with:
Without having install apps on my Linux or Windows boxes. It just works.
- web based terminal so I can run most Linux commands I need
- git support
- collaboration with others
- syntax highlighting
- since this is a web app I can access it anywhere
I have had a few issue one of which is listed bellow, but overall pretty pleased with it.
I do feel like their desktop app is more refined for Mac then Windows.
If you have some spare cash and don’t want to hassle of setting up a Dev box for the languages above I would recommend try this out.
As of this writing (2015-01-19) there is still a bug in JS syntax highlighting. Upon using ‘use strict’; in my Node.js box, it seems to make all the syntax highlighting act weird. This was reported to their team as a bug but nothing has happened. That was six over months ago.