When comparing Eclipse Che vs Neutron Drive, the Slant community recommends Eclipse Che for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” Eclipse Che is ranked 8th while Neutron Drive is ranked 18th. The most important reason people chose Eclipse Che is:
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Pro Docker runtimes
Pro SSH + terminal
Built-in terminal with root access so I can make changes to my running machines. Although I don't use it often being able to SSH into the workspace so I can use a desktop IDE is handy.
Pro GIT and SVN VCS support
Projects can be easily imported from any Git or Svn repository hosting service.
Pro Reproducible environment
Pro Custom commands
I like that I can package up custom commands with my workspace and then use them (or share them) with everyone else.
Pro Portable workspaces
The workspace in Che includes project sources, IDE and the runtime. So if you hand your Che workspace definition to another user and they execute it they will get everything they need to build, run and debug the project.
Also the runtime is in a Docker container so it will work even if the second user is on a different OS than the original user who shared their workspace with them.
Che does a nice job to automatically map the service:port running in my Docker container (e.g. tomcat on 8080) to the Docker port it actually uses (something in the ephemeral range). I never need to figure that out - it's just made available to me when I run my server.
Pro Merge tool for VCS
Pro Open Source
Pro Realtime collaboration
Collaborating with Neutron Docs works similar to Google Docs. You can invite a friend/coworker for pair program or assistance
Pro Syntax highlighting (40+ Language Modes)
Pro LaTeX syntax highlighting
Pro Detailed change tracking
You can enable auto save with changes tracking and get minute to minute tracking of changes. But not good for tracking time spent on a projects because every 30 days or 100 changes gets automatically deleted.
Con Slow runtime
Online IDE is much slower than desktop one.
Con Does not support Git
Neutron Drive only saves to Gdrive or a private file server, so there is no github integration.