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Gitpod Announces Open Source OpenVSCode Server

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Gitpod, a company co-founded by Sven Efftinge, specializes in automating development environments. Designed for applications running in the cloud, Gitpod frees engineering teams from the friction of manually setting up local dev environments, saving dozens of hours and enabling a new level of collaboration to create applications much more quickly than ever before. The company recently announced the open-source project OpenVSCode Server that runs the latest VS Code on a remote machine accessed through a modern web browser. In this episode of Let’s Talk, we sat down with Efftinge, who is also the CEO of the company, to learn more about this new project, the company and more. I hope you will enjoy the discussion as much as I did.

Here are some of the topics we covered in the show:

  • A quick intro to the company
  • How is Gitpod’s approach different from that of GitHub Codespaces?
  • Why should developers choose Gitpod over GitHub Codespaces? What are the benefits?
  • Intro to OpenVSCode and why the company created the project.
  • Will it remain a company-managed project or are there plans to move it to some foundation? How does Gitpod plan to attract more open source developers and who is the target audience?
  • Why does Gitpod do open source?
  • How to get involved with the project?

Guest: Sven Efftinge (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Company: Gitpod (Twitter)
Show: Let’s Talk

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