Over the past few weeks, we have discreetly released a couple of versions of Codenvy. There is a lot to discuss and share with you. These items excite us and we hope they excite you too.
We’ve made improvements to our PHP and CSS editors, added support for Node.js projects, improved OpenShift deployments, added support for Tier3’s Web Fabric deployments and much more.
Release notes for our April releases are available here and here.
SPEED: New Virtual File System
Performance is a never-ending feature. This month, we’ve made some changes in our file system architecture to speed-up all read/write operations. This impacts your workspace’s start time and most Git operations. We’ve also reduced the deployment time for running Python apps in the Codenvy cloud.
More Projects: Node.JS Projects Now Supported
One of the most requested features of Codenvy was adding support for Node.JS. You asked, and we have delivered! You can edit, run, and deploy Node applications directly within Codenvy. We have added extensions to the create project wizard to simplify the creation of these projects.
More Productivity: PHP Enhancements
We’ve upgraded the PHP editor editor to allow real-time collaboration and PHP file auto-save. Also, we’ve added extensions to run PHP applications within the Codenvy cloud to test the application before production deployment. In previous releases, the only way to run PHP was to do a deploy to your production PAAS.
Even More Productivity: CSS Auto Complete
The CSS editor will now suggest classes and properties as you type.
Expanded Support: OpenShift Enhancements
You can now add, remove and manage OpenShift applications and cartridges directly in Codenvy. Also, you can activate auto-scaling when creating new OpenShift applications. Finally, all project types are deployable to OpenShift, including Node.js projects.
New PaaS: Tier3 Web Fabric Support
Our thirst for giving you the widest range of PaaS deployment targets never ends. We’ve added support for Tier3’s Web Fabric PaaS. You can deploy Java Web, Spring, and Ruby apps to Web Fabric, the enterprise-grade PaaS based on Cloud Foundry.
Reducing Configuring: GitHub Imports
One of the ways that Codenvy is working to eliminate unnecessary configuration is to automate the configuration touch points that exist between us and our partners. This month we provided automatic upload of a SSH key and imports of private and organization projects for GitHub, which should eliminate some setup issues.
Coding Productivity: Code Pointers
Code pointers let you send a reference to the line of code you’re editing to collaborators who are in the workspace with you.
Code Reability: Code Folding on Selection
Manually select any block of code and fold it.
We love to talk to our users and we take feedback seriously. Post your features requests here or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Release Notes: 04/30/2013 / 04/16/2013
Newsletter archives: March 2013 / February 2013 / December 2012 / November 2012 / October 2012 / September 2012