Is there a way to make a fully portable dev setup?

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  • Code-Server

    VS Code in the browser

    Coder V2 seems like a cool option. I'm using it now to build out a reproducible developer platform. Super flexible, as it uses Terraform to build out whatever environment you want to provide to developers. Still beta, but seems like it might become a really solid option in this space.

  • openvscode-server

    Run upstream VS Code on a remote machine with access through a modern web browser from any device, anywhere.

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  • theia

    Eclipse Theia is a cloud & desktop IDE framework implemented in TypeScript.

    Theia (, it's vscode in the cloud / your container

  • Development-Machine

    There is a version of docker that exposes itself as a web service; I've even done poc for that:

  • workspaces-core-images

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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

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