How to Apply DevOps Principles to Your Development Environments
“Stuff-as-Code” is the practice of statelessly automating the management of “stuff” via version controlled, declarative configuration files.
Therefore, it’s worth asking if the same DevOps practice can be applied effectively to a set of unstable resources even more near and dear to developers than their backends — their local coding environments.
But is it impossible to statelessly automate a complete local environment?
Check out this white paper for a close look at whether local environment as code has reached the realm of feasibility.