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GitHub Codespaces Features and Capabilities

Codespaces is a cloud developer environment that allows us to run, test, debug, push, and do everything we're used to doing in a development environment without the need for any of the machine setup we're used to. This essentially launches a container, which will contain all your necessary tools as well as a Visual Studio code editor with which you may interact with your Codespaces.

When we create this Codespace, we'll find that it's already configured for Python, Java, C, and C++. It can configure machines with 2 to 32 cores, and you can build up a configure code that allows you to use your own image or a docker image.

Introduction to dev containers:

A devcontainer.json file can be used to create a Codespaces environment for your repository. You can establish a default configuration for every new Codespace for a repository to ensure that all contributors have the tools and settings they need, and that configuration will be applied to everyone who creates a Codespace for that repository.

Customizing & Personalization your own Codespace:

Codespaces is a personal workspace for you. With Dotfiles and Settings Sync, you can tailor your development experience across all your Codespaces and configure your repositories with a dev container to establish their default Codespaces environment.

How to start & stop Codespaces:

  • Organization owners can enable Codespaces in settings for Team and Enterprise, and then it will be extremely simple to start Codespaces  from your repository.
  • Simply click on code in the code area to access the Codespaces, where you can create a new Codespace.
  • We may also simply write stop current Codespaces in the VS. code editor, which will stop your Codespaces and put them to sleep. If necessary, we could start Codespaces in the appropriate manner.

Benefits of Codespaces:

  • The best part of the Codespace is that you can completely personalize your configuration for not just yourself, but for everyone else in the repository.
  • It's a fantastic feature that allows users to configure their Virtual Development Environment in less 10 seconds.
  • In settings, organization owners can manage which individuals in their organization have access to create and use Codespaces.


  • It will create a Visual Studio code editor that appears extremely like the Visual Studio code application and allows you to add necessary extensions.


  • If you're also travelling, we can bring your cloud setup and get started with all the features you've provided for delivering and securing software.
  • You can evaluate the actions in the audit log when any member of your organization takes a Codespaces-related action.
  • You can create, manage, work in, and delete Codespaces using your local Visual Studio Code installation.
  • It's simple to start and stop.

Setting a spending limit for Codespaces

The default Codespaces expenditure limit for your company or enterprise is $0, which precludes new Codespaces from being established or current Codespaces from being opened. Set the limit to a number greater than zero to allow your users to create Codespaces in your business.

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