VS Code Server

Developing Remotely

VS Code Server," along with a CLI that makes it easy to install, update, manage, and connect to the service

The VS Code Server in preview - Remote Development

Microsoft have released a way to run the backend part of VS Code on your machine of choice then remotely connect to it from any other device.

Remote Tunnels is now available as a preview feature on VS Code Stable. Remote tunnels allow you to securely access your machine with VS Code from any device, anywhere.

To enable remote tunnel access, you can either:

  • Choose Turn on Remote Tunnel Access from the Account menu or Command Palette.
  • Run code tunnel from a machine with VS Code installed and on the PATH.
  • Download the new VS Code CLI and run ./code tunnel.

Once tunnel access is turned on, you can connect to the machine from any device using vscode.dev, or using the Remote - Tunnels extension from within VS Code Desktop.

Here is the release blog post for more information.

Check out the Remote Tunnels documentation to get started.

GitHub Codespaces

GitHub Codespaces allows you to develop entirely in a cloud environment with up to 32 cores. Using Codespaces a integrated development environment (IDE) built around Visual Studio Code on GitHub that can be accessed from a web browser, Visual Studio Code, or using SSH.

GitHub Teams and GitHub Enterprise Cloud customers can use Codespaces today in a free trial until 10 September 2021 after which billing will apply and you will be billed for storage and compute usage on a Pay as you go basis. Codespaces was released on the 11 August 2021.

But for GitHub Free or GitHub Pro users Codespaces is currently in limited public beta and is free to use during the beta no general availability has been announced yet for this group of users.

You can develop in your Codespace directly in Visual Studio Code. By connecting the Visual Studio Codespaces extension with your account on GitHub or you can use a browser-based editor.

Other Cloud Development Environments

JasmineDesign Development Workspace

Please see our Writing Code at JasmineDesign for a full list of available environments.