Promotional development interface image (via Adafruit)
The Raspberry Pi is a powerful and affordable tool. However, for people new to Linux it can be difficult to unleash the full potential of the Pi. In a generous effort from the folks at Adafruit, they have created Raspberry Pi webIDE (Web Integrated Development Environment). The webIDE will make the Pi much more accessible and has been packed full of features and tools.
As the name suggests, the IDE launches and runs right from your web browser, eliminating the need to download any software onto your computer. Additionally, a Bitbucket account is required to provide a safe way of securing information, and any code changes you make are automatically synced to your account. There is also a built in terminal button, no matter where you are within the webIDE so you can always have a way to communicate directly to your Pi.
Since the webIDE is still in its early development stages, more specifically the alpha development stage, Adafruit anticipates many bugs and problems with the system. As a result, they are warning that only experienced Linux users should work with the system for now until all the bugs get worked out. The development is moving quickly so for those who are eager to get started, there are likely to be many updates within this early phase. No need to worry though due to the convenient auto-update feature included in the system. Click the update link and relax while the IDE downloads, installs, and even refreshes the browser for you. Thanks to this great new IDE many more people will feel confident getting to work with the Pi.