VS Code and containers hugely accelerate and simplify development process. Let's take a quick look at zero to hero dev environment set up.
This walkthrough assumes you've got Docker and VS Code installed. If you happen to have choco, run
choco install docker-desktop vscode -y
Next, we'll use VS Code's built-in dev container library to pick our environment of choice. Then we'll build up and switch into our container and create a function app. Finally, we'd run the code to verify environment set up correctly.
With a bit of editing to eliminate wait time, I arrived at 1 minute 43-second-long screen capture of me bootstrapping a new environment and running the code: