Check your environment
One of the useful things about developing in a container is that you can use specific versions of dependencies that your application needs without impacting your local development environment.
The specific container for this tutorial has Node.js v10 installed, which you can check by opening a new terminal Terminal > New Terminal (⌃⇧` (Windows, Linux Ctrl+Shift+`)) and entering:
node --version; npm --version
This should show the following versions:
Run the application
We can now hit F5 which will run the application inside the container. Once the process starts, navigate to http://localhost:3000 and you should see the simple Node.js server running!
Let us know how it went
At this point, you're running and developing fully in a containerized environment!
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Ending your container connection
You can end your session in the container and go back to running VS Code locally with File > Close Remote Connection.
If you would like to learn how the Remote - Containers extension sets up and configures your containers, read the next How it works section.