When comparing Browxy vs Codiad, the Slant community recommends Browxy for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” Browxy is ranked 6th while Codiad is ranked 22nd.
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Pro Create a simple Java project in one click
Pro The new beta version has a forum to ask for coding help
The new beta version supports a full forum backed up with PHPBB to ask for help in any of the supported languages.
Pro The new beta version supports a full filetree to add/create and delete files
Pro Publish your project to a public URL
Pro Add, create and delete your projects
Create code from a flowchart and a flowchart from code.
Pro Integrated dbugger
Pro No login required to run programs
Pro Run interactive programs and applets
Pro The new beta version supports more languages
It supports C, C++, Java, Php, Python and C#.
Pro Open source
You can run Codiad on your server to allow you and your team to edit files.
Simplest to run may be using a Docker image like linuxserver/codiad.
Pro Easy to self-host: Only requires PHP
It only requires PHP 5+ and Nginx or Apache. No database is required. This makes it really easy to install on many servers include shared hosting.
Pro Multi-line edit
Allows to edit multiple things are once by having multiple cursors like Sublime Text.
Pro Has many easily installable plugins
Many plugins exist, from Terminal, Git to Collaboration and Emmet... Plugins can be installed by using the web interface, or by manually extracting files to the right directory.
Pro Simple and easily managable GUI
Con Terminal runs as same user for everyone
No matter who is the logged in user, the Terminal plugin runs commands as the PHP user. This also affects the Git plugin in that there is a single SSH key for all users using your Codiad instance.
Con Full of small bugs
There are plenty of various issues and bug that may either be due to your setup and the UI will not report them, or due to bugs in the code; I'm including common plugins here as well (just naming a few: search files and in files may report nothing if it had an error, commands stderr not printed, marketplace not showing items, search in market place showing no results, Git escaping
\( in the commit message for no good reason...). Those are generally small but together it makes the product feel flawed.
Con Currently no search and replace in multiple files
There is a search in multiple files, and search & replace in current file, but not something to perform a search & replace in multiple files.
Con Terminal doesn't TTY
The terminal plugin for Codiad allows users to type some commands and see the outputs, but not interactive input is supported (i.e. stdin is closed). Meaning you cannot run Vim, Tmux or anything requiring user inputs.