With Gitpod, you can open any repository by prefixing its URL with
gitpod.io/# - no configuration necessary. This is great to review code or quickly browse an open source project in a familiar environment where your favourite keyboard shortcuts are available.
To get the most out of Gitpod though, you can create a
.gitpod.yml configuration file at the root of your project to provide Gitpod with instructions on how to build and prepare the developer environment specifically for a project.
The chapters in this section provide details on what you can configure.