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Renan Franca
Renan Franca

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VSCode on Android (you don't need to install anything)

Since my baby girl was born I don't have the time to use my computer because I'm taking care of her and I only have a short period of free time during the day. So I needed to use my Android smartphone to create and update my blog.

When you click on the JHipster link at my blog home page, It will open the JHipster site onto a new tab:

If you have a repository at github, you can access the VSCode web version by replacing the .com with .dev.

After that, your github repository will be opened at a functional VSCode web version and each commit automatically push the change to de repository.

As an example of the use VSCode on Android I will remove the target _blank from the JHipster link at home:

Once the repository was changed, the github action (by @@avdev4j ) will update my blog and the JHipster link will open at the same tab:

I used VSCode to easily navigate through my repository files, I used the search/replace, change files folder and rename. It helped me a lot!

In my opinion, VSCode for Android isn't a smooth experience and it's hard to hit the spot you want to change at code.

If you have any questions or just want to say something, please, use the comment section 😊

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Stephen Griffiths

Thanks for the .dev tip. I knew you could press . key while in Github to open the editor, but the domain thing is very useful too!

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Renan Franca Author

You are welcome @stegriff 😄

That . shortcut blew my mind 🤯 the first time I used it!
The .dev is useful for me to bookmark the repository on vscode mode😉

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CuriousDev

Thanks for this, maybe good to know.

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Renan Franca Author

You are welcome ☺. It's handy to use it on a mobile device, it feels like the "future" I pictured 5 years ago 😆

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Renan Franca Author

Have you ever needed to use your smartphone to code?

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