Let me start by presenting a new web service pythonanywhere.com.
It’s a full python development stack, ready to be used in your browser. After a quick subscription for a free account,
you have access from your dashboard to [python, ipython, bash] consoles in different python flavours.
You can also browse your files, make cron scripts and create python web apps on the fly.
The most interesting features are the consoles pause/resume feature, which can be shared
with other people. This could be very helpful to collaborate on code or teach python.
Behind the scene, it’s an encrypted ajax window over your home folder running on a remote server hosted on EC2.
DaaS may be on it’s first baby steps. Though, it could rapidly become a standard way to code for developers especially in startups.
Before diving in the pros and cons, let’s analyse the different development stacks possibilities.
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