This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. Visual Studio Code is now available in your browser. No install required, simply visit https://vscode.dev/ and just start coding.
… it doesn’t support running or debugging our code and there’s no terminal so I think the value in this (or not) will depend completely on what your doing.
Since we cannot run or debug our C#, Java etc. code and there’s no terminal, for those of us who need a full blown IDE it’s obviously not going to compare to local install.. but perhaps one day it will, this is only the first version…
… but if you’re mainly working on techs with native browser support such as HTML, CSS, JS, Typescript, Python, less etc. you may get an experience very close to what a local install will provide so this would be great for editing on the go on a low powered device for example.
I think the key here is that this is more of an ‘Editor’ not an ‘IDE’ per se, but am very excited to see where this goes in the future.