I start to use Codespaces. It's fantastic~

Posted on Sep 6, 2020

Codespaces: An cloud IDE made by GitHub & Microsoft, previously named “Visual Studio Online”.

I almost forgot when I received an E-mail from GitHub, saying that I’m off the waiting list and I’m able to use one of the beta features called “Codespaces” released on May by GitHub Satellite.

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I’m more than delighted to get that, for it’s a feature that I’ve been longing for. So I excitedly clicked it immediately, and it run as imagined.

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IT IS AMAZING!

That means from now on I can use every one of my devices, no matter what system it is based on, such as Android/IOS because Codespaces is actually not running on my device, but a remote server. And the UI is the same as Visual Studio Code. The loading speed is a little bit slower than my laptop but it is still rather fast. Every extension runs as if it is on a local environment. To get it running I just need to click “Codespaces” button on GitHub website, which is pretty convenient for me.

After experiencing it, I’ve been thinking to buy an iPad and a keyboard case for it, so that I don’t need to take my big, heavy gaming laptop to classes every day, always ending up typing one line “#import <stdio.h>” and it runs out of power.