Visual Studio Online has a browser-based editor with support for Git repos, extensions, and a built-in command line interface so you can edit, run, and debug your applications from any device.
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Wow, this is a pretty amazing achievement.
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@malte_nuhn I’m a PM on the team - thanks!
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@nikmd23 thanks for the product 🔥
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@nikmd23 hey Nik. congrats on the launch!
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Abel Caballero DíazProduct Manager & UX Designer
This is a nightmare to start using... Microsoft is still old age! Thought it would be as easy as login in with github or even hotmail (my 2001 account looks useful again) but the you have to set up a billing plan in Azzure and blah blah blah...
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@_abelcd I think this is an insane achievement but agree - wasn't even able to sign up for the free Azure account!
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Abel Caballero DíazProduct Manager & UX Designer
@ryan_daly1 I couldn’t neither and got too angry to figure it out. Not to mention there is no support for Firefox. Sounded too good to be true!
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A KCEO, deeda Inc.
@_abelcd Still can't sign in and use this easily. How is this still so broken?
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Handy solution. Also, I like using Team Foundation Server (VS) + TMetric time management application. Track time spent on tasks directly from TFS. Pretty simple. https://www.capterra.com/p/14862...
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Kevin ReeversSoftware Developer
I wonder how much will this help or hinder products like CodeSandbox
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Kevin ReeversSoftware Developer
And no safari support for now, bummer
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@kreevers By the look of it, it looks pretty competitive. My guess is that CodeSandbox will also try to double down on the server-infrastructure side of things - and if you like VSCode-in-a-browser-tab, but don't like Azure...
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Kevin ReeversSoftware Developer
@malte_nuhn fair point. Now I wonder how much will Google and Amazon will compete to hedge their bets.
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@kreevers it will be there soon! Follow along and upvote that request here: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs...
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Iz
Founder Gathercustomers.com
This is super cool, and probably a step forward towards dev and deployment in the cloud (without the local environment). Heroku’s original idea was something similar almost 10 years ago, I got to play around with it back then and loved it. This is though it was probably ahead of it’s time back then.
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Jonathan Simcoe
Futurist, with reservations. //////\
I spun up my project in an Azure instance to play around. This is an incredible step forward in terms of collaborative coding and editing projects. Well done.
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@jdsimcoe thanks!
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Kishore
Tealpod.com, Watermark.ink, Stringify.me
Sounds nice but I am afraid this is going to be very expensive for my side projects.
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I don't know if that is just an issue with my account, but once signed in, it remains stuck in fetching the environment (Chrome on Mac)
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@adsidera1 oh no! That doesn’t sound good! Mind filing an issue at https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs...?
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@nikmd23 hello Nik, sorry I see your reply just today (I am not here as often as I should!) - I checked now Visual Studio Online and I can finally create my own environment and run Visual Studio. Pretty much amazing experience, to be honest! Thanks!
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Tobia De AngelisTech entrepreneur.
Amazing!
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Denis AnisimovCTO @ Introwise
My preferred way to use it is through the locally installed VS Code. I just open the IDE and in a few clicks I'm connected to my existing environment or create a new one for a new project. A few reasons why you may want to do that instead of using your local machine: 1. It is powered by super-fast Azure VMs, so even huge projects and a dozen of extensions works blazing fast 2. The point above also means that you can run it without hearing the noise of your fan blowing off the heat and seeing the battery discharging at alarming rates. I love it for the full-day development on the go! 3. It is powered by a full Linux VM, so you can run anything you want there without spending time setting up the env locally. The pricing though! $50/month for full-time development is not that big of a deal for professional developers, but may be quite pricey for hobbyist. Beware that unused suspended environments still cost you money!
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