When comparing Orion vs Glitch, the Slant community recommends Glitch for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” Glitch is ranked 18th while Orion is ranked 26th.
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Pro Plug-ins including Pixlr image editor
Pro Built for front-end development
Orion was developed specifically for front-end development, making it a strong option for front-end developers thanks to features like syntax validation with ESLint and HTML content assist.
Pro Eclipse-like UI
Orion is developed by Eclipse and shares a lot in common with the Eclipse IDE UI.
Pro Persistent storage
Pro Private data are kept secret, even in public projects
Non-collaborators can't access private data (e.g. API keys) which are stored in a special file, and they are deleted when a project is forked.
Pro Multiple languages supported
Although the only official language/framework is Node.js, you can access the terminal and install other languages via apt-get (as long as it doesn't exceed the storage limit).
Pro VS Code integration
If you feel the built-in web editor is not sufficient, you can switch to VS Code and get the full power of its plugins. You still work with the files and server in the cloud, no extra setup required.
Pro Runs a server out of the box
Perfect for building web applications, be it client-only, server-only, or full stack.
Pro It has a friendly welcoming community of builders
Pro Unlimited number of public and private projects for free
Con No runtime environment
Does mostly do file editing, but without good project support, web terminal, build/runtime environment.