CodeTogether is a pair programming tool specifically designed around short organic sessions, like a quick Slack or Hangout call. It is highly optimized for coding with participants connecting in from any modern browser and able to have a realtime coding experience even if connecting from the other side of the world. Anyone developing in VS Code, IntelliJ or Eclipse can start using CodeTogether simply by installing an extension or plugin.
CodeTogether in Action
Getting going with CodeTogether is easy! Simply create a free account, share a URL with your peers and you are up and going!
If you haven't already signed up for a CodeTogether account, go ahead and do that now on codetogether.com. Once you have an activated account, starting a session is easy.
Hosting a Session
Starting / Stopping a Session
Open the Command Palette
First Time Starting a Session
For your first time starting a session, you will be asked to provide your login details from codetogether.com.
Inviting & Managing Users in a Code Together Session
Once you have started a session, all you need to do is share the Invite URL with your intended participants to have them join your coding session. Participants simply have to open the Invite URL in any modern browser to join the session - no registration, download, or installation required!
The Invite URL is copied to the clipboard when the session starts, but you can also use the,
The CodeTogether status bar item will show you the number of participants, and whether control has been granted to a participant. Click this item or use the “CodeTogether: Manage Session” command to revoke control.
For now, you will have to share this URL with your intended session participants manually. In future releases, we'll be adding integrations for collaboration software like Slack to make joining a session more convenient.