Using Nix as an alternative to dev containers in VScode.

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on /r/NixOS

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  • nix-cde

    Nix Common Development Environment

    I myself use it just wraps other projects in an opinionated way and contains the boiler plate that I would normally use otherwise.

  • devenv

    Fast, Declarative, Reproducible, and Composable Developer Environments

    It also provide first-class interface for building [containers]( and comes with a lot of [services]( (like NixOS over nixpkgs).

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  • direnv-vscode

    unclutter your .profile

    It seems that there is a plugin that can load .envrc for the workspace. I am not a vscode user though so I cannot test it.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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