Building VS Code Extensions in Docker Containers

Posted on Fri 23 February 2018 in Editors • 3 min read


  • VS Code is an editor that allows you to write and share custom extensions.

  • These extensions require Node.js and npm installed, which you might not want to install locally - especially given recent, scary issues.

  • Instead, using the Dockerfile and commands below, you can build extensions inside a Docker container and still test and run them inside the VS Code installation on the same machine without Node installed.


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