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Discussion on: The Cloud Is the New OS - A Developer's Perspective

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Esteban Hernández

I've taken the habit of running all development tools on Docker. My current work computer doesn't have Node or the JDK installed. I just spin up the containers. Once I'm done working on a project, I can remove the entire development environment from my computer with a few simple commands on Docker.

The real beauty of it comes when a new developer joins the team. They just have to clone the repositories and build the docker images locally. We have a team using Mac OS, Windows and Linux all to develop the same group of applications which are each containerized with Docker.

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Robin Kretzschmar

This is indeed a really nice way of setting up the dev environment independent of the OS and a smart way to get new colleagues up to speed within no time :)