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Open up a world of possibilities. Image by Ales Nesetril on Unsplash.

I remember a period during my childhood, when smartphones weren’t a thing yet, and I got my first mobile phone: a Motorola RAZR flip phone. This thing was slick with its thin and stylish design in a full matte black color. It was certainly an eye catcher for its time. Sadly, it had hardly any memory and did not support external storage by means of an SD card. If I even wanted to put a single MP3 file on there, I would have to compress the file so much that the song wouldn’t really sound the same anymore… Anyway, I’m…


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Belief in your dreams. Image by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash.

In the last few years, we have made significant changes to the way we work and communicate with each other. Tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams have made older communication methods, like sending emails and making phone calls, look like primitive dinosaurs. We have started to use more cloud-based services to accompany us in our daily work routines. We are even starting to leave our bulky computers at home in favor of compact mobile devices like phones and tablets. At the end of the day — and outside of work — we ultimately shift our focus from technology for productivity…


A must-have for your cloud-based web development environment

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Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash

Since my last story — My experiences with coding in the cloud and how to get started yourself — on Medium, I’ve made some additional improvements to my cloud development server. One of which I would like to share with you now.

You see… my current job requires me to develop front-end web applications as a first, which results in me having multiple web browser tabs open at all times. One tab for accessing the code-server environment I have previously setup, at least one or more tabs for research purposes and a tab — or separate window even — for…


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Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Unsplash

Programming in the cloud has come a long way in the past few years, and now with the introduction of GitHub’s Codespaces, I want to share some of my own experiences and thoughts on setting up and using a cloud-based development environment.

1. Introduction

As part of my work, I received a windows-based laptop to do all my coding work on. That’s great and don’t get me wrong here, but I’m not much of a “windows guy” — even with Microsoft’s great effort of integrating Linux into the OS. I have solely worked with macOS and Linux machines throughout my early career…

Wout van Helvoirt

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