Koding provides a cloud-based development environment (via UARRR). It is currently in private beta and I hadn’t had a chance to try it out, but I’m thinking a lot about moving my development environment into the cloud.
However, I do not mean to move the actual editing part to the cloud, but rather I want to store my code on a server, which also runs my development server. The server is, of course, private and only I can access it and I want to use it solely as a development environment. When I want to work on a project, I want to ssh into that server, mount the servers file system in my local system and continue to use Sublime Text 2. If I’m finished coding I still would push it to another Git server and I would also deploy it to another server.
The main advantage I see in this approach is that I would be able to access my development environment from nearly every computer in the world. Even from an iPad or an iPhone. I probably would still need my notebook for the main development, but then I would at least be able to do a quick bug fix when I don’t have my notebook with me.
If you should be able to create a web-based editor that is comparable to Sublime Text 2 or TextMate and put it in a custom browser chrome (no waste of screen space, no useless shortcuts) sign me up. I definitely want to see that.