An online integrated development environment, also known as a web IDE or cloud IDE, is a browser based integrated development environment. An online IDE can be accessed from a web browser, such as Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, enabling software development on low-powered devices that are normally unsuitable. An online IDE does not usually contain all of the same features as a traditional desktop IDE, only basic IDE features such as a source-code editor with syntax highlighting. Integrated version control and Read–Eval–Print Loop (REPL) may also be included.
Online IDE's can be further categorized into professional and educational.