Mathias Olausson

Applied Codespaces

How easy is it to get a new development machine in your org? How quickly can you get to first commit when starting working on a new project? Codespaces is a new service from GitHub aimed to remove the friction we often have in managing our development environments. Wouldn't it be great to have a machine available for every version of the products you support?

In this session we want to share how we have adopted this exciting technology. Of course as tech-savvy individuals we always want to use new, shiny things. Some we find interesting but not so useful, others are gems you want to spend time using. Codespaces have that special quality and we're seeing lots of opportunities in Codespaces to always have a new development environment that is always up to date.

In this practical session we'll go through what and then cover how we've adopted Codespace, including:

• Enabling Codespace in your organization
• Configuring your project for Codespaces
• Developing with Codespaces
• Customize your Codespace environment

Mathias Olausson


Mathias Olausson is the CTO and co-founder of Solidify, an expert consulting company focusing on helping companies improve their engineering skills. Mathias is a Microsoft MVP, Microsoft ALM Ranger and has published several books on development practices using Visual Studio and VSTS. As a hobby Mathias like to contribute to community add-ons for Visual Studio and VSTS, including the Test Case Explorer.

Mathias is a regular speaker at conferences and runs the Swedish Microsoft ALM and DevOps meetup.

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