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Comparison

Coder offers both enterprise and open-source (code-server) solutions to meet the remote development needs of organizations and individual developers. Both solutions enable cloud-based software development delivered through the browser. The key differences pertain to governance, development environment management, availability of enterprise integrations (e.g., Git OAuth, SSO), and multi-IDE support.

Codercode-server
Used byOrganizations & teamsIndividuals
Self-hosted onKubernetes or DockerAny machine
Cloud managementResources automatically scale; each organization defines quotas and limitsNone
Environment managementProject code, configuration, dependencies, and tooling as a containerCode-only
IDE supportVS Code, JetBrains (e.g., IntelliJ, PyCharm), Jupyter, RStudioVS Code
Administration & securityRole-based permission system, audit logs, single sign-onSelf-administered
Enterprise integrationsGit (SSH key, OAuth), SSO via OIDC, public cloud identitySelf-administered
DeliveryBrowser, progressive web app, local IDE with SSHBrowser, progressive web app
Maximum number of usersVariableN/A - one connection allowed
Usage term lengthVariable (see Pricing)See license
Air-gapped deploymentOptionalOptional

To get a free trial of Coder, please visit https://coder.com/trial.

Coder's trial license does not work in an air-gapped environment. If your organization is interested in evaluating Coder air-gapped, please contact [email protected] to discuss license requirements.

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