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🔗 Creating a Dedicated Development Environment for Teaching

Joe Previte shares an article about how he sets up an on-demand dedicated teaching code editor experience using Coder.

As a software instructor, it’s a pain managing two sets of VS Code and terminal settings. I have one for everyday and one for teaching. The worst thing is finding out I used the wrong settings after recording a 3-hour course. I decided to fix this by using a dedicated development environment for teaching.

I highly recommend having a simplified editor presentation for recordings to help keep the student focused. I generally have just hid UI manually before a recording but I like the idea of a dedicated setup. He mentions the pain of multiple VS Code settings but I wonder how true that is. Anyways, good post and some good linked resources.