Since its Insider release debut, VS Code's Remote Development Extension Pack (RDEP) has been a significant part of my workflow. It made reproducing my environments, tools, and services, a simple "Reopen Folder in Container..." away. Though its simplicity comes at a cost. RDEP relies on proprietary tools for its workflow, the underlying container technologies are fairly complex, and VMs are required for platforms other than Linux. This is where I found Nix could help.
August 6, 2022 ◦ 19 min ◦