Burke Holland

Camp Counselor

Works on my machine - the future of developer tools

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 7:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: African 60

Developer Tools
VS Code

One of the oldest inside programmer jokes is, “works on my machine!” It’s a joke, because it’s true. 80% of software development is building the thing, and the other 80% is getting it to run somewhere besides the machine where it was built. If we’re going to fix this problem (and we are), we’ve got to get rid of the problem - which - is YOUR machine. In this session, we’ll take a look at how VS Code uses a concept called Remote Development to isolate entire development environments into simple configuration files. Some day, all you’ll need to run and develop any project, is a web browser.


Basic awareness of Docker and containers.

Take Aways

  • Learn how to check your entire development environment into GitHub
  • Learn how to open a project on GitHub without cloning it
  • Learn how to develop with nothing but a browser
  • Learn how to access VS Code without ever installing it
favorited by:
Kevin Kelchen Josh Schneider Robert Nicholson John Kozlowski Julia Froegel Brandon Satrom Dan Willman Ross Larson Ryan Wisniewski Tad Hadtrath Dave Aronson Colin Lord Matthew Ives Shawn Cannon Daniel Braun Bob Dankert