Step 1: Start your first workspace

Gitpod workspaces are based on repositories. To open a workspace based on the EventHub repo. Click the button below to open a workspace.

Open in Gitpod

Note: Opening workspaces based on repositories without commit rights—like the example above—is useful for exploring. However, when using gitpod day-to-day, you would typically use a repo you own (or have forked).

Fork the EventHub repository

Let’s fork the EventHub repository to continue. Go to the repository on GitHub and click “Fork”. This will create a copy of the code in your own Organization.

Open your repository

With your repository now forked, let’s initialise a new workspace with editable code by prefixing your git URL with — for example:

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Explore the workspace

With your workspace up, why not take a look around. Try the following:

  1. Open/edit a file - See how Gitpod has pulled all your files for you.
  2. Explore default tools - By running npm -v or python --version.
  3. Check workspace specs - Run gp top for workspace memory and CPU.

Workspaces are ephemeral and entirely isolated, with full super-user privileges.

Anything you can do in Linux you can do in Gitpod. Go ahead—play around !

Next Steps

Configure the gitpod.yml →

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