Vscode.dev: Local Development with Cloud Tools

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  • Code-Server

    VS Code in the browser

    There's code-server (https://github.com/coder/code-server) which you can install on your own machine and is based off VSCode. However, it doesn't have access to some of the Microsoft VSCode extensions (although there are generally equivalents).

  • Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

    It's not a fork, it is the same codebase. VS Code on the desktop is an Electron app, and this is (basically) running the app as a PWA without the Electron host process or certain native extensions.

    As far as I'm aware there's no official guide for self-hosting it on your own server/bring-your-own-server. But allegedly it isn't difficult and there are GitHub Issues you can search for posted by others that have or are in the process of doing it.

    https://github.com/microsoft/vscode

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • devpod

    Codespaces but open-source, client-only and unopinionated: Works with any IDE and lets you use any cloud, kubernetes or just localhost docker.

    Also see https://devpod.sh/ which has had quite a lot of exposure on HN recently.

  • Monaco Editor

    A browser based code editor

  • Not entirely sure, but Gitlab's "web ide" fork:

        https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-web-ide-vscode-fork

  • jupyterlite

    Wasm powered Jupyter running in the browser 💡

  • nodebox-runtime

    Nodebox is a runtime for executing Node.js modules in the browser.

    Oh I think I found the answer.

    > Nodebox is a runtime for executing Node.js modules in the browser.

    https://github.com/codesandbox/nodebox-runtime

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    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at app.getonboardai.com.

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