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Discussion on: Is Docker an overkill during development?

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Currently running Docker, Chrome (with more tabs that screen space), and VS Code on a base model macbook pro. No issues here.

I would be questioning the efficiency of the codebase, your hardware shouldnt be a limitation here.

Docker itself is relativly lightweight, I wouldnt use it for projects unless you are trying to learn about it. But equally it isnt horrific.

I have to ask, what are you working on? For anything web related then (newish) low powered laptops work just fine. Occasionally you may have to spin the fans up to build something, but thats well within reason. I wouldnt recommend throwing money at a problem without first fully understanding the problem at hand.