Video: Docker Build – Working with Docker and VSCode

David Oro

May 12 2021

Tune in as host Peter McKee turns over the controls to Brandon Waterloo for a show-and-tell of how to work with Docker and Visual Studio Code (VSCode). A senior software engineer at Microsoft, Waterloo is the lead developer of the Docker extension and works mainly on the Docker extension for VSCode.

VSCode is a streamlined source-code editor made by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS that’s fine-tuned for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications. The Docker extension makes it easier to build apps that leverage Docker containers, helps scaffold needed files, build Docker images, debug your app inside a container and more.

Follow along as Waterloo builds a basic Python FastAPI app with a Redis backend and a simple hit counter, adding Docker files in order to containerize it. Along the way, he and McKee talk scaffolding, running, debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets and the climate benefits of living in Texas (McKee) versus Michigan (Waterloo).

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