Coder enables developers to move their actual development environment to a remote or cloud server that resembles the production environment, making it easier to manage software development environments. Coder aims to help developers develop faster with fewer bugs.
“With our product, you can encapsulate the development environment in a container, and then you can actually use that same container for your development environment as you use for your production environment. So you have total symmetry on all the software tools and just the entire system configuration,” says Ammar Bandukwala, CEO and Co-Founder at Coder, on this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk.
Key highlights from this video interview are:
- Bandukwala discusses his experiences as a programmer and the challenges he faced with developing for an environment that was dissimilar to his local machine. He explains what led to him starting Coder to tackle this problem.
- Bandukwala explains how Coder works by moving their workspace off the local machine. He explains further how the IDE front-end and back-end work to achieve this seamless experience.
- Coder’s target audience is larger regulated companies with complicated development environments. Bandukwala explains how this fits in with the context of development, testing and production.
- Coder has already attracted many customers with 25% of the Fortune 100 using the product, and their open source has over 100,000 monthly active users. Bandukwala discusses the importance of open source to Coder and why it is so key to their funnel.
- Coder has a large release planned for June, which aims to make it possible for anyone to get a remote development experience using any IDE on any infrastructure. Bandukwala explains the significance of this next release for Coder.
- Bandukwala explains the benefits for developers using Coder in terms of developer flow and productivity.
- Cloud adoption continues to present challenges for developers and the way code is written nowadays. Bandukwala explains how the landscape has changed and what effect this has had on IDE vendors. He discusses how the rise of containerization has simplified defining a production environment that is exactly like the development environment.
The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.