|CodeSandbox Adds Support For Rust And Docker|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Thursday, 26 January 2023|
All sandboxes on CodeSandbox are live and can be shared with other developers if you want to collaborate with them in real time. Live editors can only make edits to the sandbox while they are in the session, or can choose to just view the sandbox.
The first of the latest updates to CodeSandbox adds support for coding in Rust. The CodeSandbox team says the update allows you to spin up a Rust development environment within 2 seconds, with IntelliSense support and the ability to open the environment in iOS or VS Code.
The second improvement opens the environment more widely with the addition of support for Docker, which the developers say means you can create sandboxes for any programming language.
In 2022, CodeSandbox was widened to include support for cloud sandboxes and for repositories that run in microVMs. This opened the option of coding directly from VS Code and running servers and databases. That initial update allowed users to bring their Docker configuration into CodeSandbox via experimental support for Docker and NixOS. The team admits it did require some tinkering to make your local Docker config work in CodeSandbox. This has now changed so that Docker works out of the box.
Because Docker now works out of the box in CodeSandbox, this also means that after setting up your project with Docker, anyone with the link can access it anytime to work on that pre-configured environment. Plus, if they fork it, they instantly get an exact copy of the development environment with all the tooling in place.
The updated version of CodeSandbox is available now.
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