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Hello world: devenv 0.1

After lengthy conversations at NixCon 2022 about Developer Experience and current painpoints around documentation, I've started hacking and experimenting.

The goal is to bring the strengths of Nix to the world with what we have best to offer, and I'm happy to announce:

devenv: Fast, Declarative, Reproducible, and Composable Developer Environments

Local containerless environments

One of the reasons why developer environments are moving into the cloud are the lack of good tooling how to make those environments reproducible.

In the last decade we've doubled down on shipping binary blobs in containerized environments.

Just as we went from virtual machines to containers, we can make one step further and create guarantees at the package level and treat those as a building block.

devenv 0.1 release brings the basic building blocks for many possibilities of what can be built in the future.

I invite you to explore the documentation and give it a try.


I'm looking forward in what ways the developer community uses devenv and stay tuned for roadmap updates by subscribing at our newsletter at the bottom of the page.