GitHub, Jekyll, and Cloud9

In an effort to find a way to edit this blog from anywhere, I discovered the Cloud9 IDE. It is an online integrated development environment which also gives you access to a Linux based command-line environment where you can install additional software.

It works like GitHub where public projects are free, but you need to pay if you want to keep your project private. Since this blog is already publicly hosted on GitHub, Iā€™m able to use Cloud9ā€™s services for no additional cos.

Below are the commands I used to install Jekyll and get it running on the Cloud9 platform. Checkout the Cloud9 Jekyll Docs and GitHub Jekyll Docs for more information.


gem install jekyll
gem install jekyll-sitemap
gem install github-pages


jekyll serve --host $IP --port $PORT --drafts
Written on March 18, 2015