MakeCode also provides various apps to provide additional features not available in browsers.
The MakeCode for Adafruit Windows Store app.
- Super fast HID-based flashing: no more drag and drop.
- Reading debug message and surfacing them in the editor (debug messages are sent over HID not CDC Uart/Serial)
The (open source) GitHub repo contains instructions to run a local node.js web server with HID flashing and serial monitoring.