Over at Spawn we've been really excited to see the growth of Gitpod. We put together this article discussing remote development through 2020 and 2021 and how cloud-based development environments are an excellent alternative to consider over other options.
We identified that there are some shortcomings though – particularly with respect to getting realistic databases. With that in mind, we explored how Spawn and services like Gitpod are perfect companions for a modern approach to development with truly ephemeral environments.
I'd be really curious to hear if any of you have tried ephemeral dev environments, or even if you've got any opinions about the approach. Please let me know what you think in the comments!