Integrating Docker with Your IDE

Enhance your IDE with extensions built by partners and community members

Boost productivity with IDE extensions for Docker

Customize your IDE with extensions built by partners and community members for your favorite editors, including VS Code, IntelliJ IDEA, GitPod, and more.

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Docker integrations and extensions

Boost your dev workflow

Easily build, manage, and deploy containerized applications with Docker integration in IDEs. Work with containers, images, volumes, and registries without leaving the comfort of your IDE.

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Simplified debugging

Make debugging your code in containers easier by using Docker in IDEs such as Visual Studio Code and IntelliJ IDEA. Some IDEs offer improved debugging support through their Docker extension or plug-in.

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User-friendly Compose

Simplify Docker Compose for multi-container applications in IDEs, with IntelliSense and tooltips for docker-compose.yml files. Start, stop, and view logs of services as a group for efficient management.

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Customizable extensions

Experience the adaptability of open source IDE extensions for VS Codium/VSX. Personalize your development environment with tools and features designed to meet your needs and improve your workflow.

Support for leading IDEs

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VS Code

Visual Studio Code integrates with Docker for easy building, running, and debugging of containerized applications, making it an excellent choice for developers.

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IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA offers powerful Docker tools to streamline your workflow and enhance productivity with integrated support, creating an optimal development environment.

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Open source IDEs

Docker integrates with VSCodium-based IDEs, such as Theia, GitPod, and Che, so you can work with Docker easily using your favorite open source tools.

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Developer resources

VS Code & Docker guide

Unlock the potential of Docker and VS Code for efficient development.

IntelliJ & Docker guide

Boost your IntelliJ IDEA experience with powerful Docker integration.