Workspaces contain the IDEs, dependencies, and configuration information needed for software development.
Each Coder user has their own workspaces created from shared templates:
# create a workspace from the template; specify any variables create --template="<templateName>" <workspaceName> # show the resources behind the workspace and how to connect coder show <workspace-name>
Coder supports multiple IDEs for use with your workspaces.
Workspaces in Coder are started and stopped, often based on whether there was any activity or if there was a template update available.
Resources are often destroyed and re-created when a workspace is restarted, though the exact behavior depends on the template's definitions. For more information, see persistent and ephemeral resources.
⚠️ To avoid data loss, refer to your template documentation for information on where to store files, install software, etc., so that they persist. Default templates are documented in ../examples/templates.
You can use
coder show <workspace-name>to see which resources are persistent and which are ephemeral.
When a workspace is deleted, all of the workspace's resources are deleted.
Use the following command to update a workspace to the latest template version. The workspace will be stopped and started:
coder update <workspace-name>