Maybe you got a new computer or you have decided to learn programming, either way you'll need to curate your development environment which means installing all the languages, tools and so forth all which can be tedious and require trouble shooting.
I'm here to tell you how you can make life a lot easier for yourself. Instead of installing dozens of tools, just install two things:
Visual Studio Code
OPTIONAL: Git-Bash (so you have git on windows, git should be out of the box for Mac/Linux)
So google how to install these for your operating system and then we can continue!
First step is to clone the following git repository anywhere on your computer so open up terminal/git-bash in a folder you want to work out of (I usually have a folder called
development I do all my dev work in) then run the following command:
git clone https://github.com/AlexMercedCoder/ez-developer-environment.git
This will copy several files:
Dockerfile: This will create our the image of environment
docker-compose.yml: This can spin up our environment along with a postgres and mongodb database we can access.
We want to make sure git within the images is configured to credit your github account when you commit so inside the docker-compose.yml make sure to update the follow lines with your name and email.
args: gitusername: "Your Name" gitemail: "firstname.lastname@example.org"
After that, run the following command then take a break and watch some netflix while the environment is built (the process will only be this long the first time as it installs everything).
All the containers should be up and running, if you need to shut off all the containers you can use the command:
If you want to turn them on/off individually
docker-compose up languages docker-compose up postgres docker-compose up mongodb
to turn off
docker-compose down languages docker-compose down postgres docker-compose down mongodb
Open up visual studio code to your
Then install the extension
Open up the Visual Studio Code command pallette (gear in bottom left)
Look for the "Remote-Containers: Attach to Running Container" command
It should let you select the languages container and you now have the ability to work from that container in VSCode like you normally would on your computer.
If the languages container isn't showing up it may not be on. In a separate terminal just open it up with the command below then try again to attach VSCode.
docker-compose run languages /bin/bash/
Keep in mind all docker commands should be done in same folder at docker-compose.yml
That's it, you now have PHP, Java, Ruby, Node, Deno, Python all available for you to work in without having to install and configure each individually.