I am trying to come up with a complete list of web applications that are useful for research or teaching. I’m sure people on this list have heard about and/or used plenty of them and I’m eager to hear any feedback they might have about it.
In particular, have you used them to collaborate with coauthors ? Are there solutions worth paying for (subjective assessment allowed…) ? Is it already realistic to fully work from the cloud ?
Here are a few propositions to start with:
This is a neat list.
I have a few additional ones to add to your list of resources.
This is useful for creating a temporary live/executable version of a repo that contains notebooks.
This list is probably a bit too liberal on the inclusion side of things - but it provides links to a lot of different resources
Provides a discussion on a number of cloud “writing” options.
Good comparison of collaborative writing tools.
Some projects that aren’t solely web based but might be relevant to this list.
dat Project (http://dat-data.com/)
Thank you Matt, these are super-useful.
I didn’t know binder, but it’s really excellent.
Syncthing and and
dat also seem pretty powerful. Have you tried them ? Can you explain what does
dat actually do ?
I have used the mybinder service. It is really handy for launching a
live environment with minimal setup requirements. I have come across
one or two times when all 400 slots are used up and the site is "busy"
but that doesn’t seem to happen to often.
I am trying to find some time to really dig into
dat and see how it
works. I should do so in the coming weeks - so I will let you know how
I really like the goals of the project to make tabular data shareable
and version controlled. For applied work it would be really good to
git for data available.
I think I will focus on
dat more than syncthing - but the syncthing
software is being employed on some open source
NAS type servers.