Step 3: Configure ports

When our application starts, you are automatically notified in the editor of opened ports. If you want to do things like automate the opening of a port in your browser tab, you can do that by configuring a ports block in your .gitpod.yml.

Let’s configure our application to open an editor preview for our front-end, and suppress notifications on our backend. Copy the following ports block in your existing .gitpod.yml configuration. As before, you’ll need to commit your changes and open a new workspace to view your changes.

    - name: front-end
      port: 3000
      onOpen: open-preview

    - name: back-end
      port: 3001
      onOpen: ignore
      visibility: public

When running, here’s how your workspace should open with VS Code:

EventHub App

Next Steps

Configure a database →

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