Remove the hassle of downloading or cloning the repository code
I just came across a service provided by Gitpod.io which is an online IDE for running GitHub projects in the cloud. To run any project from GitHub in browser
- Copy the URL of the GitHub project you want to run
- Append it to http://gitpod.io/#
- Log in to your GitHub account by clicking on “Login with GitHub & launch workspace” button
- You’re done. It will load your environment of VS Code in the cloud
Let’s take the calculator project mentioned as the first project in https://reactjs.org/community/examples.html
So the complete URL becomes
If you load the above URL, it will load the Visual Studio Code IDE in the cloud and you can run the project there, by running “npm install” and then “npm start” in the VS Code terminal as instructed in the
README.md file for that project.
Following is the preview of how it looks when the URL is loaded
Using this technique, you can run the project, test it, and can also modify it as it's in the cloud.
Following is the list of supported languages from gitpod website.
Obviously, Gitpod is not completely free, the following chart shows the pricing plan
Free 50 hours/month
I think that is more than enough for what you need.
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