Coder’s three co-founders — Ammar Bandukwala, Kyle Carberry, and John Andrew Entwistle — first met online while in high school. The three were soon collaborating to build and monetize Minecraft plugins and servers, eventually moving on to a series of other projects, some successful, some not.
Frustrated by the complexities of collaborating remotely on software development, after graduation Ammar, Kyle, and John Andrew moved to Austin and started Coder to create the development tools they wish had been available for them. The trio rented a building they nicknamed “The Shack,” hired a couple of developers, and got to work.
With investments from major VC firms, Coder is now a remote-first company with over three dozen employees spread across the globe. Coder provides an enterprise platform and open source tools that make it easier than ever to configure, secure, and manage software development environments. Our products are trusted by developers and used by many of the world’s largest enterprises and government agencies.
Learn more about our projects and our commitment to the open source community.
code-server: the heart of Coder
code-server is the primary open source project we maintain. It allows developers to use a browser to access remote dev environments running VS Code. Coder builds upon the success of code-server and adds features designed for enterprise teams including support for additional IDEs and advanced security features.