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Comparison

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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.

Coder code-server
Used by Organizations & teams Individuals
Self-hosted on Kubernetes or Docker Any machine
Cloud management Resources automatically scale; each organization defines quotas and limits None
Environment management Project code, configuration, dependencies, and tooling as a container Code-only
IDE support VS Code, JetBrains (e.g., IntelliJ, PyCharm), Jupyter, RStudio VS Code
Administration & security Role-based permission system, audit logs, single sign-on Self-administered
Enterprise integrations Git (SSH key, OAuth), SSO via OIDC, public cloud identity Self-administered
Delivery Browser, progressive web app, local IDE with SSH Browser, progressive web app
Maximum number of users Variable N/A - one connection allowed
Usage term length Variable (see Pricing) See license
Air-gapped deployment Optional Optional

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