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GitLab recently introduced its Remote Development solution that allows developers to do their work where, when and how they want to work. This should let them work smarter and more productively.

The now-released GitLab Remote Development solution allows developers to move away from having to set up and manage local development environments. As a result, they are less distracted by such work and can then focus more on their core business of developing applications, says the DevOps specialist.

To that end, the solution removes all possible obstacles that locations, devices and complex toolchains can create. These include having to frequently switch for context between different environments, having to navigate complex and extensive toolchains and managing local development environments.

Web IDE Beta

Under the hood, the foundation of the solution is GitLab’s Web IDE Beta. This environment allows users to establish secure connections to a remote development environment, execute instructions in a terminal panel and receive direct feedback in the Web IDE.

The Web IDE Beta uses a more comprehensive VS code interface for this purpose and can perform several of the most important tasks of the DevOps specialist’s current Web IDE. For example, performing changes to multiple documents and analyzing multi-reproductive environments.

Other capabilities

In addition, the now-introduced GitHub Remote Development solution allows users to set up connections to multiple other IDEs, such as VS Code, JetBrains, Vim or the GitHub Web IDE. This includes accessing advanced security tools, authorization, reports and audit logs.

GitLab Remote Development is available immediately.

Also read: Gitlab introduces beta version of Web IDE.