The future on development is in dev containers: reproducible, versioned development environments that run on any machine with a Docker installation (Win/Mac/Linux). If you want all users of your project to have a consistent, customized environment, dev containers can be added to your repositories. Dev Containers make onboarding new developers easy while reducing the time to get started. After this session, you will be able to:
- Understand what dev containers are
- Know how to add and configure dev containers for a project
- Tool Installation
- Extensions
- Port Forwarding
- Installing software

Dev Containers currently require:

VS Code
VS Code Remote Containers extension
Docker Desktop


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Aaron Holbrook at 16:34 on 3 Nov 2023

Really great speaker and enjoyed his easy and informative ability to relay complex ideas and information.

I was skeptical using Dev Containers, but I think I might give it a try after watching Chris speak and show it off!

Thanks Chris!

Greg Fox at 16:49 on 3 Nov 2023

Great talk, woild love to see how this works in phpstorm, as most developers really like their tools of choice.

TJ Draper at 16:51 on 3 Nov 2023

Lots of great information here, may be of use to me now or in the future as I think about modernizing my teams dev stack.

Bryant Son at 16:58 on 3 Nov 2023

Great job :) That was very technical but also easy to understand.

Wun Chiou at 17:03 on 3 Nov 2023

Informational, and I liked the live demo style.

Joseph Lavin at 17:04 on 3 Nov 2023

Great demos w/ practical real world example. The enthusiasm and passion for these tools really shows.

Enthusiastic delivered, a few fun opinions mixed in, great talk!

Ryan Howe at 19:12 on 3 Nov 2023

This was great, I had no idea of the level of additional integration that exists now to orchestrate and integrate containers into the development experience. This is just the start of me researching more into this, thank you for all the great information.

Nick A at 20:54 on 3 Nov 2023

This was a great overview of the Development Containers spec and how they can be used within GitHub and VS Code. Chris is highly knowledgeable and was also quick to deliver informative replies when they came from the audience. Should I switch my IDE to VS Code now? Maybe!

Great intro to a technology I’ve never used. As a phpstorm user, gives me a reason to try vs code, and to pay more attention to code spaces.