Mozilla Bespin – aka Code in the Clouds

Mozilla Bespin – aka Code in the Clouds

Mozilla labs are currently experimenting with a new online code editor they are developing called Bespin.

Bespin, also know as ‘Code in the Clouds’, uses HTML 5 to provide an online code editor environment for developers to code, store and share projects they are working on. Put simply, the concept is code and access from any machine, similar to Google Documents I guess.

I’ve been having a little play around to see what all the fuss is about and i must admit i like the idea. However, there’s a LONG way to go until we can hangup our Notepad, Vim or Dreamweaver boots.

Bespin Video

Try out Bespin

Wanna give Bespin a try? Go to the Bespin site and try the demo for yourself. Note, you’ll need Firefox 3 or a HTML 5 processing Web Browser.

Tom’s Thoughts on Bespin

I love the concept of the whole thing, coding and accessing development projects from anywhere would be a great thing to have. The idea of open source and sharing code with developers also gives hope, however, we need better functionality and interface intellisense for lazy people like me! Full credit to Mozilla for the insight and effort of this project, keep it up guys!


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