Your Laptop is a Terrible Dev Machine

Builds and deployments became code, then the infrastructure became code, now Dev Machines can be defined as code as well.

Have you ever had problems setting up a new machine or machines for development? Missing some library? Have the wrong version of node/ruby/python/.net installed? Run into the ever-popular “works on my machine?”

Containerizing your development environment doesn’t have to be scary, and can provide significant benefits for your application - consistency, restorability, and traceability. Even if your applications spans multiple layers or uses a microservice architecture you can develop with containers.



Richard Goforth

Senior Solutions Engineer at GitHub

Richard Goforth is a Senior Solutions Engineer for GitHub, but will always be a developer at heart. Starting off as a lab instructor in college for Fortran, he