Che is a project to create a platform for SAAS developer environments. A SAAS developer environment is one that contains all of the tools, infrastructure, and processes necessary for a developer to edit, build, test, and debug an application. Since a SAAS developer environment is fully hosted, whether it is running on your desktop, in your datacenter, or in the cloud, that environment can be cloned, embedded, and shared in ways that desktop-installed environments cannot be.
Well, things have changed and in this presentation, you will see how the workflow used to deliver web applications has evolved over the past few years and where the Eclipse Foundation's tools stand in this new world!
In recent years there has been a steady migration of tools to the web, starting with bug trackers and other collaboration tools. More recently core coding tools have started moving to the web as well, with the rise of web code editors such as Eclipse Orion. However when developers make this leap to web-based tools, they must leave behind their existing tools because there is no way to for tools on the web to connect back to tools on the desktop.