Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code is one of the most popular cross platform open source code editors available today and for good reasons. It’s fast, free, expandable, and incredibly well supported. Have you ever wanted to run Visual Studio Code remotely or perhaps host it as the editor in your own cloud based product? Well, now you can!
Available at Coder.com, its the alpha release of a completely virtualized hosted version of Visual Studio Code. Remotely develop from any browser equipped machine by simply navigating to ide.coder.com. You will be presented a nearly exact port of Visual Studio Code, except running in your browser and with the processing and storage done on a remote machine. Best of all, it’s also currently completely free.
Don’t want to run your code on someone else’s machine? That’s completely understandable and also not a problem, as this is an open source project that is MIT licensed and hosted on Github. There are currently binaries available for Mac and Linux users with Windows coming soon. You can download the appropriate binary version here. There are also guides to hosting your own version on AWS or Google Cloud based servers, as well as guides on self hosting.
See Coder.com in action in the video below, including side by side comparisons with the desktop version of Code.