Remote Pair Programming Across IDEs
Three steps to pair programming remotely—even with different IDEs.
Step 1: Install CodeTogether
CodeTogether lets you host a remote pair programming session from your IntelliJ, VS Code, or Eclipse IDE. Teammates join the session from their IDE or a web browser. Full end-to-end source encryption ensures all code stays secure.
To download CodeTogether, select your IDE below.
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Installing the Eclipse Plugin
If you have the Marketplace Client installed, simply drag this button to your running workspace. Refer to the Installation Guide for details.
Requires: Eclipse 4.6 (Neon) or higher
Update site: https://www.codetogether.com/updates/ci/
Step 2: Start a session and invite others to join
Now that you’ve installed CodeTogether, you’re ready to start collaborating! Just click Host New Session from the CodeTogether view, select access privileges, and click Start. It’s that easy! Next, you’ll want to invite others to join your remote pair programming session. Just click the Copy Invite URL button, and then share the link with anyone.
Work with a team? It’s even easier with CodeTogether Teams.
Skip copying and pasting URLs—join sessions & ask others to host or join with a single click. Unlimited sessions with up to 32 participants, plus advanced features like write access terminals. Free to try for 30 days, no credit card needed!
Step 3: Code together . . . alone or with a group, your choice
No learning curve for participants makes it simple to dive right into pair programming, or even mob programming!
Participants can join from their local IDE—Eclipse, IntelliJ or VS Code—even if everyone uses different versions, configurations or IDEs. They just add CodeTogether to their IDE! For even more versatility, you also have the option to join the session directly from a browser.
The host provides language smarts so everyone gets key functionality, like content assist, validation and navigation, whether joining from a browser or IDE. When joining from a browser, select the preferred IDE theme and key bindings for optimal productivity.
Stay Together or Code Alone
Everyone gets to choose whether to code on their own or as part of a group, and it’s a breeze to switch between groups and coding alone. Same-file simultaneous coding, just like in Google Docs, takes code collaboration to a whole new level! Perfect for mob programming.
My students have been using CodeTogether this semester to help work at a distance. They have uniformly and overwhelmingly enjoyed the experience. Many of them have Eclipse experience, and have reported being able to do significantly more together using your product than with Eclipse alone.
This tool addresses the shortcomings . . . in traditional collaborative developer solutions, such as screen sharing. A central issue with such tools is to ensure that collaborations are seamless and don’t hinder developers.
What are you waiting for?
Get CodeTogether today and let the collaboration begin!