Coder.com has open sourced its cloud-server component which allows VSCode to run on a remote server fully accessible through the browser.
What is the advantage of that?
- Code on your Chromebook, tablet, and laptop with a consistent dev environment.
- Take advantage of large cloud servers to speed up tests, compilations, downloads, and more.
- Preserve battery life when you're on the go as all intensive computation runs on your server, plus you're no longer running excess instances of Chrome.
Code-server is available as a single binary or Docker image and can be self hosted locally, which of course beats the purpose of portability, or on remote servers such as a VPSs' on Digital Ocean