Pair programming with VS Code

VS Code and Duckly logos

Duckly is a video chat tool built for software teams that enables you to talk and collaborate in real-time. With Duckly you can share your code directly from your IDE and collaborate with people using a different IDE. For example, you could be using Visual Studio Code, while your colleague is using WebStorm and you both could be pair programming without any issues.

Duckly is great for developers working together, it improves its communication, collaboration, the team speed and by consequence the code quality. All team members can easily follow the code, talk and code together as if they were side by side.

Duckly is available for multiple IDEs including Visual Studio Code. Below you can learn how to install Duckly on VSCode.

How to start pair programming with Visual Studio Code

1. Open Visual Studio Code and go to the markeplace.
2. Search for Duckly and install the extension.

Search for Duckly on the JetBrains marketplace

3. After installation, you need to login on your Duckly account. Click on the "Login on Duckly" button at the bottom of your VS Code.

Login and link your IntelliJ IDE to your Duckly account

4. It will ask to open a URL. Open the URL in the browser and in this way your Duckly account will connect to your IDE.

Link your Duckly account to your IDE by opening the link

5. Now you can join a call on Duckly and your Visual Studio Code will show the option to start sharing your code.

Join a call on Duckly to be able to share the code

6. You are sharing your code! Anyone that joins that call can collaborate with you and edit your code in real-time.

Pair programming on Duckly with IntelliJ


Your code is only shared P2P and encrypted with the participants on your call. No data touches our servers. Be sure to check more details about our security here.

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