Microsoft makes it easy to use VS Code to develop against containers and remote VMs

Nowadays, developers are trying to use Visual Studio Code to develop against containers and remote VMs configured with specific development and runtime stacks. In such cases, it is incredibly hard to set up these development environments locally. Microsoft has now announced three new extensions for Visual Studio Code to solve this pain point for developers. These new extensions enable seamless development in Containers, remotely on physical or virtual machines, and with the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

  • The Remote – Containers extension lets you use a Docker container as your development container.
  • The Remote – SSH extension lets you open folders or workspaces hosted on any remote machine, VM, or container with a running SSH server.
  • The Remote – WSL extension lets you use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as a full development environment, right from VS Code.

Read about these extensions in detail from the source link below.

Source: Microsoft