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Yeah, I wish it were just a docker image up on the hub



That "just" is just your favorite alternative to "npm install". There's nothing "just" about it. Like preferring it was a pip or apt install.


Sure there is. When I’m done looking at it, I delete the Docker image and it’s gone from my system. That’s more effort with npm.

Also, the docker solution works for everything. So whether it’s a node app, or python, or Go, or Ruby... the process is the same.


Getting a docker image to performantly access a local folder across platforms is a huge challenge.

I love docker but it's just not good enough at handling watched folders.


You could create a Docker image that runs `npm install` and upload it to the hub.




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