Discover the secret VS Code web editor on GitHub. Press period "." on any GitHub repo and a VS Code web editor will open. You can also access the VS Code web editor by changing the GitHub Url from Github.com To Github.dev on any repository.
This means you don't have to clone a repo just to view it in VS Code you can do it right in the browser. This is awesome for exploring and learning about new repos. You can do all the normal VS Code actions like split view, jump to file navigation with ctrl + P on windows or cmd + P on mac and much more. The only thing you can't do is run your code. That's where codesphere comes in (https://codesphere.com/).
If you are a contributor on a repo you can even make changes and commit those changes from the editor.
Documentation for the github.dev web-based editor can be found here:
Top comments (4)
well. Pretty useful :)
Thank you for sharing this! Very useful!