Docker Community Forums

Share and learn in the Docker community.

Software Development inside Docker Container?

I’m on a windows machine and I want to develop some OS neutral code using .net core on linux.

I could use a ubuntu VM with a nice XWindow connection using xhost.

I’ve been also looking at https://github.com/ctaggart/dotnet-vscode and http://blog.ctaggart.com/2016/05/visual-studio-code-served-from-docker.html.

Are there any advantages to developing on a docker container instead of an virtual machine on Hyper-V?

The docker containers don’t have full featured linux. This means no ifconfig and other common utilities.

You probably need help with it and this is okay. Most people don’t do it well. However, you have an opportunity to hire QA specialists and in my opinion, this is a good variant for many of us. It is less expensive than permanent stuff and you can trust such people. At least, they all have experience and education