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Koding Launches Complete Cloud Developer Platform, Invites Developers to Get to WorkPublic Version Now Available Offering a Full Development Stack -- Using Only a Web Browser (April 04, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/04/12 -- Koding, a cloud development environment and collaboration platform, emerged from private beta today, allowing developers worldwide to request a login to begin coding in an entirely new way. The company offers a free server to every user, access to an informative community of developers, and a platform to see a project through from beginning to end. By offering a slew of programming languages and removing the set-up hassles, Koding makes it possible for developers to begin coding today, using any computer with a modern browser. Developers can now go to www.koding.com and request an invite to get to work.
Software development is not as simple as learning a programming language and creating a new application or service. In most cases, developers begin coding only after hours or days of setting up local environments, being added as a user to multiple systems and then spending days if not weeks learning the system they're going to be working on. Koding's approach reduces this setup time down to minutes, taking care of the back-end quickly so that developers can do what they do best, right from the start.
"Software development is a pain," said Devrim Yasar, CEO and co-founder of Koding. "We are working to change that by eliminating barriers and putting everything a developer needs in one place. Our goal is to see people spending their time creating cool things, not installing back-end programs and wasting their time and money setting them up."
Koding gets developers to work fast, offering everyone a free development environment and the tools to work in it. The cloud service includes a Linux development server that runs a myriad of languages to code in such as Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and node.js, along with a community rich with education and networking opportunities. Koding's 40,000 beta users have connected over this community platform to share ideas, ask questions and find credible developers to work with.
Today's public launch of Koding follows on the heels of Koding's $2 million Series A funding announcement, which was led by RTP Ventures and Greycroft Partners.
Koding is a developer community and cloud development environment where developers come together and code in the browser -- with a real development server to run their code. Developers can work, collaborate, write and run apps without jumping through hoops and spending unnecessary money.
Koding is headquartered in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA, and is backed by investment firms RTP Ventures, Greycroft Partners and angel investors, such as Demian Sellfors, Founder of (mt) Ventures and CEO of Media Temple; Bob Pasker, CTO-in-Residence at Accel Partners; Roger Krakoff, CEO at CloudCapital; ex-Googler Rich Chen; and Nihal Mehta, CEO of Localresponse. Koding's community is currently at over 40,000 developers and growing at a rate of 3000+ developer signups a month. For more information, please visit http://www.koding.com.
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