Visual Studio Online

Visual studio for web is now open for everyone

#5 Product of the DayNovember 04, 2019
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 🔥
@nikmd23 hey Nik. congrats on the launch!
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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!
@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!
I wonder how much will this help or hinder products like CodeSandbox
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And no safari support for now, bummer
@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...
@malte_nuhn fair point. Now I wonder how much will Google and Amazon will compete to hedge their bets.
@kreevers it will be there soon! Follow along and upvote that request here: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs...
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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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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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