In a world where most innovative ideas have come from campus rooms, it is critical to have development environments that are easily accessible and whose cost is minimal or at least dependent on the usage. Other than start up cost, developers are also faced with the nightmare of managing development platform migration every time they switch development computers or re-install the operating system. Cloud platform transforms the way computing resources are utilized avoiding the need for upfront purchase of fundamental hardware and software. Having a development environment that runs off the cloud and accessible through the browser helps address the challenges faced under the current development environments. Accessibility of such platforms as well as data security become the immediate problems that a developer is likely to be faced with. These have however been mitigated by use of rich client and asynchronous server access that reduces traffic requirements when developing on the platform. By using single sign-on for user authentication based on known and reliable authentication services, the environment addresses the security issue.