Three Steps to Remote Pair Programming with IntelliJ
Have you ever wished there was an easy way to do remote pair programming from your IntelliJ IDE? Well, now there is!
Step 1: Install CodeTogether
CodeTogether is a plugin that lets you host a pair programming session from your IntelliJ IDE. Invite anyone to join—they can join from IntelliJ, VS Code, Eclipse, or even a browser. Full end-to-end source encryption ensures all code stays secure.
To get started, simply install CodeTogether directly from your IntelliJ-based IDE via the JetBrains Plugins Repository.
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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! Now you can invite others to join you. 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—IntelliJ, Eclipse, 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 and validation, whether joining from a browser or IDE. When joining from a browser, select the IDE theme and key bindings that you prefer 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. New to 3.0—take pair programming to the next level with same-file simultaneous coding, just like in Google Docs!
Between its editor-agnosticism and collaborative flexibility, CodeTogether now looks like the best option for many real-world teams.
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.