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GitHub Codespaces lets you use VS Code on

GitHub Codespaces lets you use VS Code on

Last week, Microsoft announced Visual Studio Codespaces. I had a sneaking suspicion this sort of stuff would lead into integration with GitHub, but I never in my wildest dreams figured it would happen so fast!

GitHub has announced GitHub Codepsaces! This allows us to open a codespace directly in GitHub and use VS Code to edit and contribute to a project all in browser!

This means that we could open up a project, change some code, provide a PR, and help a repo out, all from within our browser! There's also claims that it can be used from an iPad. I wonder if an all iPad development workflow is closer than ever now that the iPad has mouse and trackpad support.

One really cool feature is that you can create a Codespace on GitHub and connect to it from your local machine using a VS Code extension.

We can even use VS Code extensions!

This looks like another great addition from GitHub and Microsoft. Seems like my entire dev stack is Microsoft these days, and I don't mind it.

  • VS Code
  • TypeScript
  • GitHub
  • GitHub Codespaces
  • Might even come back to Windows for WSL 2

Sign Up for Early Access

It's closed off right now, but you can sign up to get early access.

GitHub Discussions

GitHub is also releasing Discussions, a forum-like feature that lives in your repo. You can chat with people, create an FAQ, and help contribute. This seems like some of the fruits that came from the acquisition a couple years back.

You can view a Discussions tab on the next.js repo.

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