Working with data

Apps have data. At least most of them do. Even if you're strictly a frontend developer, the time is going to come sooner or later when you have to work with a database of some sort. Traditionally, databases are a black box that you interface with via a network protocol or command line tool. In some instances, there are third party GUI's that you can install. With VS Code, you can bring most database providers right into your editor.

In this section, you'll learn how to connect to various data providers, visually interact with your data stores and run queries right from the same place you run your code.

Open the "exercise-7-working-with-data/start" folder.

This section does not have a "solution" folder. All work will be done in the start folder.

cd exercise-7-working-with-data/start
code .

This project uses Remote Containers to deliver Mongo DB and MySQL as databases without you having to install anything. It's like magic.

After VS Code opens...

  • Open the Command Palette (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + P)

  • Select "Remote-Containers: Reopen Folder in Container"

  • This may take just a moment as VS Code has to pull down images and build the containers the project runs in

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