Code-Server Alternatives

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better Code-Server alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where Code-Server has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-06.
  • Reflections on Idea vs. vs Code | 2021-03-06
    I still mostly just SSH onto a workstation for any of my personal work, but every month or two I'll check out the latest batch of self-hosted remote IDEs. My favorite by far (with caveats -- a few of your favorite extensions have licensing issues, and the mobile UI is garbage) is a fork of VS Code designed for doing exactly that. Check out | 2021-03-06
    I went this route with code-server[1]. But later decided against it because some shortcuts don't work in the browser. Also installing and managing code-server on those VMs had started becoming a chore.

    I am using remote-ssh instead. Hassle-free and works like charm.

    Can't comment on sudo issue because I mostly log in using root.


  • Microsoft releases M1-native Visual Studio Code for developing apps | 2021-03-05
    Try this | 2021-03-05
    You can deploy it yourself using code-server, or request access to use the upcoming GitHub Codespaces product from GitHub/Microsoft directly.
  • Looking for self-hosted online c# testing environment
    Probably not what you're looking for, but maybe you could do something with a VSCode server?
  • Programando no Celular! | 2021-02-21
    Repositório do code server:
  • Hi guys, we are building a cloud platform to run & access native desktop apps like- VS Code, Android Studio, IntelliJ, Chrome etc. from your browser. | 2021-02-21
    VS code already runs in the browser, microsoft have their GitHub integrated project and there are multiple self-hosted options.
  • Is there a way?
    You could try coder, which just runs in the browser. It's also open-source, which is nice.
  • Question | 2021-02-20
    If your non-Chromebook is more powerful then you might look at connecting via SSH, and X-Forwarding your editor running on the more powerful machine so you can drive it on your Chromebook. Alternatively, things like VSCode’s “code-server” ( can expose an editor instance over the web, so you could run it on your Mac and control it from your Chromebook.
  • How to use VS Code on iPad | 2021-02-17
  • Coding/ Drawing on iPad Pro vs MacBook | 2021-02-14
    You can access full VS Code from any web browser such as with the iPad Pro using Code-Server.
  • Webkit fix for the scrolling issue which landed in iPadOS 14.5 beta is a game changer for using code-server to develop on iPad | 2021-02-12
    code-server is free and open source so anyone can run it. You just need a server or computer like raspberry pi and a little bit of know-how to get it up and running. The real hard work done here is by the excellent project over at code-server (and the webkit devs for fixing the scrollwheel bug) | 2021-02-12 runs VS Code in the web browser on a server. Then, the iPad (or any device) can connect. | 2021-02-12
    I believe it's this one: | 2021-02-12


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cdr/code-server is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.