We’ve been brainstorming for products to build. What do you think of this one?
Python Interactive Console in the Browser
Your console state is persistant – so you could start some investigation, or a long-running statement, then log off, and then reconnect to it later from another machine.
We could provide multiple versions of Python – and keep them fully loaded with packages from PyPI – so you could use any combo without having to install anything locally.
We’re also thinking of providing really simple tools so you could work on scripts or programs locally, and then run them in the cloud with a single command / button.
Generally we’re thinking of running your stuff on our own EC2 servers. Other applications might involve executing stuff on your own servers, instead of ours, but thus far we haven’t come up with applications of this that offer much over fabric or a combination of an SSH session and Unix program ‘screen’.
Would you use this? What for? Do you think it’s totally dumb? I’d love to hear about it.
Most interestingly, would you pay for it? We’re thinking free for trivial uses, a few dollars for some advanced features (access to networking, persistance) and scale up to support teraflop computing.