When comparing Glitch vs ShiftEdit, the Slant community recommends ShiftEdit for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud IDEs?” ShiftEdit is ranked 6th while Glitch is ranked 16th.
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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.
Pro It has a friendly welcoming community of builders
Pro Unlimited number of public and private projects for free
Pro Low cost, high quality
Pro Revision control
Pro Syntax checking
Highlights syntax errors and automatically fix some errors
Pro Supports multiple file access points
Access files from FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Dropbox, Google Drive or Amazon S3
Pro Supports autocomplete
Code completion for HTML tags, CSS and PHP code assist
Pro SSH support
Allows connecting directly to a server and run commands on that server.
Pro Good Customer Support
Help requests get answered quickly and successfully.