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Published : May 19, 2020
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May 2020
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You can build most software following a simple two-step process: check out a repository, and then run a single build script. The process of setting up a full coding environment can still be cumbersome, though. Gitpod addresses this by providing cloud-based, "ready-to-code" environments for Github or GitLab repositories. It offers an IDE based on Visual Studio Code that runs inside the web browser. By default, these environments are launched on the Google Cloud Platform, although you can also deploy on-premise solutions. We see the immediate appeal, especially for open source software where this approach can lower the bar for casual contributors. However, it remains to be seen how viable this approach will be in corporate environments.

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