Development Environment as a Service (DEaaS)

Development environment as a service (DEaaS) refers to platforms that provide development environments to users on-demand via a subscription model.

Characteristics of DEaaS offerings:

  • Available as a cloud-hosted service requiring minimal setup. Reduces infrastructure burdens.

  • Provides preconfigured, ready-to-code development environments accessible anytime, anywhere.

  • Features like collaboration capabilities, automated provisioning, and centralized management.

  • Usage-based pricing models based on individual developers or teams. Scales cost-effectively.

  • Regular updates to tools, configurations, and security managed by the provider.

DEaaS enables developers to code immediately without complex local configuration. Examples include Amazon Cloud9, Gitpod, Codesandbox.