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Secure development
made simple

GitHub Codespaces gets you up and coding faster with fully configured, secure cloud development environments native to GitHub.

Available in every repository
Getting started is just a click away
Dev environments that just work

Secure by design

Created with security in mind, Codespaces provides a secure development environment through its built-in capabilities and native integration with the GitHub platform.

Isolated environments

Access administration

Cost control

where you code

Codespaces provides a shared development environment and removes the need for complex setups.

Visual Studio Code

A home away from home for your code

Start coding instantly from anywhere in the world. Switching projects? Grab a new machine from the cloud that’s preconfigured for that project. Your settings travel with you.

CPUs up to

32 cores

Memory up to

64 GB

Spin up in

<10 sec

Your space, your way

Tabs or spaces? Monokai or Solarized? Prettier or Beautify? It’s up to you. Control every nerdy detail only you care about with your own dotfiles repository.

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ES Lint

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Live Server

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Live Share

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Debugger for Java

Browser preview and port forwarding

Preview your changes and get feedback from teammates by sharing ports within the scope allowed by policy.

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Onboard faster

Quickly spin up a codespace with only an IDE or browser and a GitHub account. With a few configuration files, you can give your developers an instant, fully configured, and secure development environment so they can start coding immediately.

codespace name: mn-webgl-sandbox
git branch name: webgl-changes 0 changes behind 6 changes ahead
Codespace created by mnmxmx User mnmxmx avatar Active
codespace name: ui refactoring
git branch name: layout-refactor 4 changes behind 2 changes ahead
Codespace created by joshfarrant User joshfarrant avatar Active
codespace name: psychic space doodle
git branch name: node-extensions 1 change behind 5 changes ahead
Codespace created by simmonsjenna User simmonsjenna avatar Active

What can you do with Codespaces?

Learn how GitHub builds with Codespaces

Code from any device

Want to code on an iPad? Go for it. Spin up Codespaces from any device with internet access. Don’t worry if your device is powerful enough—Codespaces lives in the cloud.

Onboard at the speed of thought

No more building your dev environment while you onboard. Codespaces launches instantly from any repository on GitHub with pre-configured, secure environments.

Streamline contractor onboarding

Codespaces gives you control over how your consultants access your resources, while providing them with instant onboarding and a fluid developer experience.

Fix bugs right from a pull request

Got a pull request detailing a bug or security issue? Open Codespaces right from the pull request without waiting for your dev environment to load.

What developers are saying

What used to be a 15-step process is just one step: open Codespaces and you’re off and running.
Clint Chester Developer Lead, Synergy
It’s so much easier for developers to use or even contribute to any repo when they can just spin up a codespace and immediately start working with the code.
Katie Peters Staff Developer, TELUS
Before Codespaces, the onboarding process was tedious. Instead of taking two days, now it only takes a minute for a developer to access a pristine, steady-state environment, thanks to prebuilds.
Robbie Ostrow Software Engineering Manager, Vanta Security
Codespaces… lets developers skip the tedious, error-prone stuff that normally stands between them and getting started on real work.
Keith Annette Cloud Capability Lead, KPMG, UK

Environments on demand

Individuals can use Codespaces for free each month for 60 hours, with pay-as-you-go pricing after. Teams or Enterprises pay for Codespaces. A maximum monthly cap can also be set for extra pricing control.

2 cores
$0.18 USD /hour
60 hours /month free for individuals
4 cores
$0.36 USD /hour
30 hours /month free for individuals
8 cores
$0.72 USD /hour
15 hours /month free for individuals
16+ cores


$0.07 USD /GB per month
15 GB /month free for individuals

As an individual, you can try GitHub Codespaces for free up to 60 hours and 15GB storage per month. Decide how many cores you need and go. Your free hours and storage automatically reset each month.