I’ve been using VS Code as my primary editor for years and love using it. Emagine taking that experience to the browser and running VS Code with a consistent development environment?…you can - with the docker engine and code-server! Actually this how I manage and maintain my site here at technet.cc. Thanks to the good folks at linuxserver.io who have made a ready to run container it is super easy getting it setup and running with the docker engine & docker-compose. In the compose file below I make sure to map in my homedir, so I can access the files located in the development folder. The site is running on Hugo and I have it setup against GitHub for source control. The VS Code terminal is connected to the actual VPS thru ssh, so I have access to all the Hugo command for publishing.
If you are using docker engine and docker-compose here’s the compose file I’m using to run the application.
version: "2.1" services: code-server: image: lscr.io/linuxserver/code-server:latest container_name: code-server environment: - PUID=1000 - PGID=1000 - TZ=Europe/Copenhagen - PASSWORD=SuperSecretPassword #optional - HASHED_PASSWORD= #optional - SUDO_PASSWORD=SuperSecretPassword #optional - SUDO_PASSWORD_HASH= #optional - PROXY_DOMAIN=code.domain.com #optional - DEFAULT_WORKSPACE=/config/workspace #optional volumes: - /home/<username>/code-server/config:/config - /home/<username>/development:/development ports: - 8443:8443 restart: unless-stopped