In December I bought a chromebook. I really love it. It’s quick and simple. However, it does have some stuff to get used to. One of the things is, it’s hard to develop websites with it. During a hackathon at Hyves (where I work) I really wanted to use my chromebook.
So I started looking for a web based editor. There are a couple and cloud9 looks really good. The only problem I have with it is that it doesn’t have an ‘offline’ version (eg. for developing on your local network). Nor can you work privately without paying them.
So I found an older project of Johan Ekenberg under GNU license. It covered the absolute basics. So I decided to take it.
First I started to (dirty) fix all PHP5 related issues, then I removed some features and the old table layout.
Then I added a file list, syntax highlighting (CodeMirror) and made the layout bigger, more usable. Right now I have a pretty stable version which is free to download under the GNU GPL license.
Download it here
Use is really simple. Just upload it to your server. It works from the data/ folder but you can change this in the config file. There is no security layer, so keep it somewhere safe and be smart!
I have a huge to do/wish list: ajax, some version system, security, you name it. Idea’s, suggestions and patches are welcome!