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Liveshare for VS Code is Here!

nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) Originally published at iamdeveloper.com Updated on ・1 min read

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Liveshare is finally here. It's a public preview, but nonetheless, you have the full power to pair program in the editor now in various languages in Visual Studio Code. You can view/edit code or debug together. This is exciting news!

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Please comment on your experiences with Liveshare and offer any tips to help others out so that everyone can get the most out of it.

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Ben Halpern

I haven't dived into this yet but I'm excited. I know some of the people working on this sort of stuff at Microsoft and I think they're doing great work.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Me and a co-worker are trying it out tomorrow. All I keep hearing is it's amazing 😱🙀, so I'm hoping it lives up to the hype. 🔥

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rhymes • Edited

Somebody has won the Pusher contest challenge already.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I just used it to pair program with two co-workers. OMG it is amazing. This software is a game changer. Kudos to Microsoft. 🔥

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Ben Halpern

Can't wait to get started with it.

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rhymes

remote pair programming for the win :D

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Ben Halpern

I'm excited to remote pair with community members! All this definitely has me thinking about ways we can roll in with dev.to stuff.

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Peter Benjamin

I think this is a cool feature, but I'd be cautious about using this feature for a few reasons:

  1. Not sure what the Terms of Service around this is.
  2. Data privacy concerns due to data being transmitted from one user to the other through *.vsrtc.visualstudio.com.

A raucous exploded when it was discovered that Kite startup hired THE Atom Minimap developer, acquired a Python autocomplete open-source library, and enabled "telemetry collection" in order to offer Atom/Sublime developers smarter, cloud-based auto-completion based on data collected from other editors that have the same plugins installed. Full details here

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Simon Cleriot

We've just tried it with a coworker, it's definitely the feature we were looking for remote debugging and pair programming 🤩

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Peter Benjamin • Edited

For the die-hard vim users out there, there are 2 popular plugins that achieve real-time collaborative coding with 2 different approaches.

Disclaimer: I haven't tried either one. I just know of their existence, so test at your own risk.

  1. CoVim: direct, peer-to-peer connections
  2. Floobits: a service made possible by floobits.com
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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Looks like there is now audio support for LiveShare! 🔥📞 Looks like there's an issue with liquid tags at the moment, so check out twitter.com/nickytonline/status/10...

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Gabriel Magalhães dos Santos

This is the best tool for remotly developers, too much simplified the process to debug with the coworkers

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Looks like there's an extension pack now for all the Liveshare goodies thanks to @lostintangent .

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author • Edited

They finally put out the LiveShare feature I've been waiting for. Follow the person's actions in LiveShare with the ability to toggle it. 🔥