There’s something about the human condition that gives us a love of speed. Faster vehicles. Faster computers. Faster internet. We’ve been chasing speed and efficiency for millenia, and so it’s natural for that desire to make its way into our development practices.

Development containers are part of a Visual Studio Code extension that allows you to easily develop your applications inside a Docker container. This is a wonderful tool for speeding up your development cycle. By utilizing them, we get a few instantly recognizable benefits:

1. No need to install frameworks and dependencies locally. These are included in your container and available to your application. Setting up these dependencies is easy, provided you’ve installed a dependency via the command line before, the commands are pretty intuitive(See here for docker file…

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