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Tim-Ole Sanmann

Nice article! Thank you!
I used to do it in a different way. After installing WSL, I created a soft link from www folder to my local project folder via /mnt/d/, what made it possible to work on my local folder without doing any connections. Does your way have any adventages compared to my way?

Greeting, Tim :)

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The differences can be subtle and depend on your toolchains and plugins. Probably the most obvious thing is the VSCode integrated terminal is WSL instead of cmd/pwsh. Running/debugging is also effectively β€œremoting” into WSL instead of running under Windows.

Basically, if you’re using VSCode as just a text editor they’re likely comparable, but the more it becomes an IDE the more differences there are.

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