It happens too often. A new software engineer joins the team eager to get started. Then they end up waiting days to get the proper hardware, access keys, and instructions for setting up the development environment that they need.
And it doesn’t necessarily end there. The getting started documentation is often outdated or lacking. Setup scripts can be flaky and hard to troubleshoot.
It’s frustrating for engineers and their managers.
There’s a better way to onboard engineers: remote, preconfigured workspaces.
With preconfigured workspaces, changes to the tech stack are self-documenting, similar to the infrastructure as code padadigm.
Coder helps developers self-serve workspaces, hosted on your organization’s infrastructure. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
For engineering leaders: development environments stay in sync for your team and codebase, eliminating troubleshooting time and rigid onboarding docs.
For DevOps teams: workspaces are defined via container images, allowing developers to self-serve infrastructure in a secure and repeatable way. Leverage your build pipeline and security scanning to make new software a pull request away!
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code-server: the heart of Coder
code-server is the primary open source project we maintain. It allows developers to use a browser to access remote dev environments running VS Code. Coder builds upon the success of code-server and adds features designed for enterprise teams including support for additional IDEs and advanced security features.