When comparing Dirigible vs Glitch, the Slant community recommends Glitch for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” Glitch is ranked 14th while Dirigible is ranked 29th.
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Pro In-system programming development model
Working on a live system shortens development turn-around cycles and eliminates the need of complex CI steps during development.
Pro Template based generation of user interfaces
Pattern-based user interface generation using Bootstrap/AngularJS or OpenUI5
Pro Template based generation of CRUD services
RESTful services based on database tables
Pro Short turnaround time
Pro Built-in Flows & Jobs
Simple workflows descriptors in JSON format for declarative modeling of application processes
Pro Database Modeling
Simple database table layout descriptors in JSON format
Pro Easy to use
Pro Unlimited number of public and private projects for free
Pro Runs a server out of the box
Perfect for building web applications, be it client-only, server-only, or full stack.
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 Persistent storage
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.