Originally posted on 2020-11-06
Sometimes my local machine is just too slow to build and iterate on some code. When this happens I like to fire up a cloud instance with beefy specs and do my builds there.
With GWT and SSH port forwarding I can build my code on a fast machine and even access super dev mode. I set up a shell script that syncs my code with rsync to the instance so I use IntelliJ locally, sync my code, refresh my browser and see the changes very quickly.
To set up SSH port forwarding for GWT I use this command:
ssh -L 8080:127.0.0.1:8080 -L 9876:127.0.0.1:9876 user@ip
This forwards Jetty (port 8080) and the GWT code server (port 9876) back to your system on localhost. Then I open up my localhost debug URL as normal (e.g.
http://localhost:8080/appname) and everything just works.
What does my syncing script look like? Check out my