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How GitHub Uses Codespaces to Build GitHub

GitHub Codespaces is a great service. But did you know that GitHub Engineering has switched over to it, so now GitHub uses Codespaces to build GitHub?

In this live stream, we talk with Mike McQuaid (Staff Software Engineer at GitHub) about how GitHub uses Codespaces to Build GitHub, the challenges, the gains, and the future of how GitHub builds GitHub.

The GitHub.com codebase is almost 14 years old. And over those 14 years, the core repository powering GitHub has seen over a million commits And over the past months, GitHub's Engineering has evolved and moved to GitHub Codespaces for the majority of GitHub development.

This is your chance to discover how GitHub uses GitHub to build GitHub :)

Link to the video: https://youtu.be/xrZo4SHOdg0

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Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù Author

✨ Question of the day ✨: What do you use Codespaces for?

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Rushan S J

Well, you use codespaces as a online vscode. I dont use it all the time but when I'm testing someone's code and they they have bugs, I use codespaces for editing and running it.

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Davide 'CoderDave' Benvegnù Author • Edited on

That's an interesting use case, so you don't have to install dependencies, components, etc and you can run their code worry free :)