Visual Studio Code on iPad

With Apple increasing their focus1 on making the iPad a viable device for work, it is time to revisit using my iPad as a workstation for programming.

I rely heavily on command-line tools and language-specific tools (rust-analyser, node, ghcide, etc.) for my day-to-day programming, and my current setup features:

  • Blink with mosh to a remote server.
  • Neovim and wemux on the remote server.
  • iSH to play around with very simple CLI needs locally on the iPad.

On my computer, I use Visual Studio Code, and it’s long been a wish to get that running somehow on my iPad. This is an attempt to make VS Code available on the iPad under the restrictions that we have to deal with.

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