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Coder Introduces the World's First Multi-Cloud, Multi-Compute Integrated Development Environment Platform

Coder Introduces the World
Providing developers with instant productivity while working from anywhere, with built-in security.

Coder, the makers of code-server, has announced the release of a new open-source project that allows developers and data scientists to create cloud workspaces in minutes in a consistent, secure, and flexible manner. In addition, the Coder developer platform increases productivity by eliminating setup time and effort and lowers exposure to security threats.

Coder shifts development workloads from on-premises workstations to cloud servers. This allows for the creation of developer environments in minutes, with build, test, and compilation performed on powerful cloud servers. The source code and data are protected by a corporate firewall. Coder provides a platform for teams to adopt remote IDEs (Integrated Development Environments), going beyond the code-server web IDE.

In a blog post titled The Benefits of Remote Ephemeral Workspaces, Palantir Technologies cited the following benefits from its Coder deployment:
  • Faster development cycles—build times decreased by 78%.
  • Faster download times – 71% faster Git clone times.
  • Reduced support and onboarding
  • External contributions have increased.
  • The improved local laptop experience
  • Improved security

To provide ubiquitous access, scalability, and extensibility, Coder moves developer workspaces to the user's preferred infrastructure and centralizes their creation and management. Organizations can eliminate productivity losses caused by slow builds and tests on underpowered devices while also improving security through control over compliance, configurations, tools, and updates.

With Coder, developers use a single sign-in, develop a workspace in minutes, and begin coding on any machine, anywhere, using the browser IDE (Visual Studio Code, JetBrains IntelliJ/PyCharm, Jupyter, RStudio, and others). This is especially useful for onboarding, as new hires can be up and running in minutes and start contributing immediately.

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