We have tested Codespaces thoroughly this week, and it was more complex to configure than Gitpod, it's harder to use for students, and documentation is way worse.
Founder of 4GeeksAcademy
After a year spent with Gitpod and Codespaces, my particular stand out choice is - Gitpod. I've found Gitpod to be more flexible, easier to start with, generally more stable, and comes with a vibrant and helpful community over on Discord.
DevOps Engineer and Author of Soupbowl.blog
Gitpod totally changed the development velocity for RedwoodJS - it removed any issues related to configurations of dev environments and made it incredibly easy to contribute.
Tom Preston Werner
Creator and Co-founder of GitHub and RedwoodJS
Gitpod puts developers first and seemlessly integrates with your existing tools & workflows.
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