How-To Develop Using VSCode with Your Remote Server over SSH
As many people are working from home (WFH) due to Covid-19, still able to develop your software, ... with your remote machine or server could be very challenging. Today, I just found Remote Development with VS Code and the plugin Remote-SSH.
It works very WELL and fit my needs as I am building some stuffs inside a docker running at ClearLinux server. In addition, I am also managing some docker containers running inside other ClearLinux box for HomeLab stuff.
In the past, I thought I could do just use NFS share to edit source code and still need to SSH to server to build or run some docker commands.
The Remote - SSH extension lets you open folders or workspaces hosted on any remote machine, VM, or container with a running SSH server. Development over SSH lets you:
- Develop on larger, faster, or more specialized hardware than your local machine.
- Quickly swap between different, remote development environments and safely make updates without worrying about impacting your local machine.
- Debug an application running somewhere else, such as a customer site or in the cloud.
Look at below picture which I am doing building my router OpenWrt image:
- I can browse the source code as it is located locally (my server is next to my PC)
- I can open the terminal which apear to be the remote side shell – WOW.
Below are steps you need to do to config remote-ssh:
- Install Remote-SSH plugin to VSCode
- Configure remote server via
Remote-SSH:Add New SSH Host
- Connect to your remote SSH host:
Remote-SSH:Connect to Host, then chose the folder you want to work with.
For more information, please see the Developing using SSH documentation.
From now, I don't need to using any local docker container, just do it inside my ClearLinux VM running inside my server R720XD.
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