A new extension for Microsoft’s code-editing tool, Visual Studio Code, “allows you to open, edit, and commit back to source-control repos without having to clone them on your local machine,” explains a new video.
A Microsoft blog post calls it “a new experience that we’ve been building in partnership with our friends at GitHub to enable working with source code repositories quickly and safely inside VS Code.”
In VS Code, we’ve offered integrated support for Git from the very beginning, and we’ve been supporting many other source control management (SCM) providers through extensions. This has allowed developers to clone and work with repositories directly within VS Code.
However, a large part of what developers do every day involves reading other people’s code: reviewing pull requests, browsing open-source repositories, experimenting with new technologies or projects, inspecting upstream dependencies to debug applications, etc. What all of these have in common is that as
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