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Coder Enterprise v1.9

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Katie Horne
 on July 21st, 2020

We're pleased to announce the release of Coder Enterprise v1.9. This release includes new features, as well as the improvements we've made to the existing functionality.

For instructions on updating an existing installation, please visit our documentation site.

Viewing Coder Enterprise Usage Metrics

Coder Enterprise now includes metrics, which allow you to track the time spent working in a specific environment, as well time spent using certain Coder features (e.g., Coder vs. Terminal vs. SSH vs. Sync). Admin users can view this data on a per-organization or per-user basis, offering insight into which environments and which features are most helpful to end-users.

Metrics Screen in Coder 1.9

Adding Services for Use with Your Primary Development Environment

Coder Enterprise now allows you to add services, which are sidecar containers that run alongside your primary development environment.

Services are especially useful for databases, API servers, or other stand-alone applications where the setup process may be more complex and time-consuming for individual users to complete on an ad hoc basis. For example, if you were to include a MySQL database in your environment, you would have to reference the Docker image and make sure that all of the right dependencies are in place.

Once you define a service for your Coder Enterprise deployment, it is available to all of the users in your organization (each user will receive their own instance of the service).

Services allow you to create sidecar containers

Personalizing Your Coder Enterprise Environment

Though Coder Enterprise makes it easy to standardize and set up matching environments for your projects, no two people have the same preferences when it comes to their development environments. If you store your preferences in dotfiles and you have them hosted with the Git provider of your choice, you can provide the URI to Coder, and Coder will automatically apply your preferences and run any install scripts included. The changes you make will persist even when rebuilding your environment!

Persist your environment customizations using dotfiles

Other Improvements Include…

  • Improving the stability of the Remote IDE, as well as its connect/reconnect behavior. We’ve also removed chips tagging IDEs as “beta” in select browsers
  • Performance improvements, which you will see especially when working with the modal windows with forms
  • Fixing an issue with the propagation of the TERM environment variable to shell sessions.

We Want to Hear From You!

We’ve made our roadmap publicly available. If you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve or what we could add to Coder Enterprise, please let us know using the Submit Idea button on that page.