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Testing software products locally is most of the times seen as an not important task. This leads to wasting time on repeating steps no one wants to automate, just because “it’s only local, not production”.

https://matt-rickard.com/the-local-development-story


How do you run software locally for testing, development, or experimentation?

This is probably the key question for most developer-focused products, and the answer often plays a significant role in the decision process.

Bad local development stories can be a source of enormous friction. So what does a bad local development experience look like?

Potential generic solutions

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