When we discussed development workflows on the recent Docker for Developers episode, I mentioned that I had a frustrating time trying to come up with a workflow that I felt comfortable with.
I figured I either had to rebuild my code inside of a container (yuck!) via command line, or kill the container and rebuild it.
It turns out that the second option actually works out pretty well. Docker Compose is smart about only spinning up the items that are necessary, and the Layered Filesystem keeps rebuilds fast.
I finally got around to looking at Visual Studio’s support for docker, and it’s really snazzy! Not only was it a nice, integrated experience, but it was also really easy for me to see how it worked. If only I had started out this way, I could have saved myself some aspirin!
Check out the quick video below: