During an idle Sunday evening, a few weeks ago, I played with JetBrains’ Projector: it’s IntelliJ — one of the most powerful IDEs around — installed on a remote server and accessible through the browser.
I wanted to see how I might offload some heavy computing tasks, like training and evaluating large machine learning models, off of my local computer, without compromising my coding user experience.
It’s a surprisingly easy setup to build. It took me less than an hour, from hitting “Create instance” on AWS to having a fully-fledged AI project running on my iPad Pro.
It felt like magic.