The Choice of an IDE and Tool Platform: Eclipse Theia vs. Code OSS

January 15, 2024 | 2 min Read

Building custom tools and IDEs are strategic and long term investments. Choosing the right platform for building custom tools and IDEs is a critical decision for stakeholders.

To aid in this crucial selection, we recently gave a talk at EclipseCon 2023 about a comparison between Code OSS and Eclipse Theia as a platform. Our session offered an in-depth analysis tailored for decision-makers and developers contemplating which IDE platform to choose for their custom product offerings. We ventured beyond mere technical specifications, examining how each platform caters to the unique needs of custom IDE and tool development, considering aspects such as adaptability, flexibility, feature sets, governance, and their respective ecosystems.

Understanding the importance of this decision-making process, we are happy to share that the recording of our talk is now available for everyone who could not join us live (see below).

This discussion is crucial for anyone involved in the development or planning of custom tools and IDEs. We meticulously compared Eclipse Theia and Code OSS, providing insights that are essential for stakeholders looking to make informed decisions about their development platform choices.

We have also published an article on this important topic. This resource is perfect for delving into the details at your convenience, ensuring you don’t miss out on any critical information.

At EclipseSource, we’re committed to guiding and assisting in the creation of web and cloud-based custom tools and IDEs. Whether your interest lies in Eclipse Theia, Code OSS, or related technologies, our team is equipped to provide expert consulting and implementation services to make sure you reach the best possible decision for your specific goals. Get in contact with us to discuss your use case!

Jonas, Maximilian & Philip

Jonas Helming, Maximilian Koegel and Philip Langer co-lead EclipseSource. They work as consultants and software engineers for building web-based and desktop-based tools. …