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Discussion on: As a developer, what are the cool things you like to do with containers?

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Ben

It's great if you don't want to install things like composer and node on your machine too. Switching versions is incredibly easy and requires littler extra storage. Simple set up aliases and boom. You've got your fav tools anywhere, regardless of operating system or project. You can even bind things like node and composer versions to a project, making onboarding ten times easier if you have a policy in place!

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Jason Murray

This right here. Needed a backup solution to snapshot a running DB that literally took hours to import as a MySQL dump. Grabbed an rsync image, spin down the db image, mount the data volume to the rsync image and pulled the whole db out in 8 minutes.

Restored the snapshot in 5 minutes. So much nicer.