When I learned about the new Eclipse Che I thought it would be a perfect-match for a
- modern browser- and cloud-based IDE for Salesforce.com
- a replacement for the prototypish Developer console
- easy to port from existing Force.com IDE code
Are there any plans at Salesforce.com investing in Che?
Please don’t flag this. I know this is somewhat #SafeHarbour but I guess there is a lot of interest in the community about better IDE for Salesforce.
I’m the product manager for platform developer tools. We’re aware of the Eclipse Che project and we like the technology behind it. Launching a trusted product in our data centers with remote workspaces for 100,000+ simultaneous users is a non trivial engineering effort. We’re scoping various options that would meet our goal of providing everyone on platform with an amazing developer experience.
In the meantime we encourage you to use Cloud9 or ASIDE IDE, if you’re seeking a similar browser based development experience.