Gitpod provides continuous dev environments for the development flows of common code hosting platforms. The following example shows how to use Gitpod with a source code repository.
- Point your browser to a GitLab, GitHub or Bitbucket repository, Pull/Merge Request, or issue, e.g. https://gitlab.com/gitpod/spring-petclinic
Either prefix the URL in the address bar of your browser with
gitpod.io/#(e.g. https://gitpod.io/#https://gitlab.com/gitpod/spring-petclinic) or click the Gitpod button if you’ve installed the Gitpod browser extension.
- On first use you will have to authorize access to your GitLab, GitHub or Bitbucket 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 environment. It will also clone the repository, branch, or commit based on which code-hosting page you were coming from.
Next up you should learn about Gitpod’s IDE.
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