In “Vendors aim to get cloud app development off the ground,” Redmonk analyst Stephen O’Grady said that cloud IDEs share advantages over desktop models, but that “the reverse is equally true.”

Cloud9 took another step towards closing the gap between what’s offered offline and online with a new release announced today. The latest upgrades focus on beefing up collaboration capabilities, adding autocomplete, additional language support (Ruby, PHP, Python) and the ability to work offline.

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