Gitpod delivers the IDE part for the web-based development flows of common code hosting platforms. The following example shows how to use Gitpod with a GitHub repository.
- Point your browser to some GitHub repository, pull request, or issue, e.g. https://github.com/arunoda/learnnextjs-demo
Either prefix the URL in the address bar of your browser with
https://gitpod.io/#(e.g. https://gitpod.io/#https://github.com/arunoda/learnnextjs-demo) or push the Gitpod button if you have installed the Gitpod extension.
- On first use you will have to authorize access to your GitHub account. This is necessary so you can access your data from within Gitpod.
- Gitpod will now launch a workspace container for you in the cloud, containing a full Linux system. It will also clone the GitHub repository branch based on the GitHub page you were coming from.
Next up you should learn about Gitpod’s IDE.