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Discussion on: What environments do you use to work on GitHub projects?

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Gary Bell

I don't (I'm a GitLab user!) but I wanted to join in and say that Gitpod is something people should try. It's free (for a period of time each month) and can be run with very few resources on a client machine.

I tried Gitpod a few weeks ago when I was getting started with contributions to GitLab and found it to be really good. Takes a little getting used to, and remembering that F5 isn't for refreshing the pane you are working on, but the entire IDE.

I want to use Gitpod more, so I can use my work machine to tinker with personal projects on lunch without having to clone everything locally.

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Madza Author

Tbh, I still wonder why GitHub was not designed like that initially 😉
I use different machines often (working from home and an office) and tired of cloning everything and syncing between local and remote repos 🙁

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Gary Bell

Probably an age thing. Most web IDEs until fairly recently have been useless. Stick to storing code and helping teams work together first, and then partner with other specialist applications to reduce onboarding.