github1s – open any GitHub repository in VS Code in your browser
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Edit: GitHub rolled out its own VS Code functionality, check details at the end of the article.
Okay, I found something exceptionally cool! Ready?
How often do you browse GitHub, find an exciting project and wished that you could navigate the included source code quickly? GitHub added a lot of shortcuts and stuff over the years, but how great would it be if you could open files side-by-side, cmd-click to jump into a function definition and maybe even use some shortcuts that your fingers type every day?
That all seems to be offered by github1s. Here's how it works. When you're on a GitHub repository
1s to the URL (
github1s) and boom! Find VS Code in your browser ready to inspect some code. 🤯👏
With Codespaces entering GitHub you can also change a repo URL such as
github or press
while being in the GitHub UI to access VSCode!
This is very exciting, friends!