Super Unofficial Ever since I joined IBM as a Developer Advocate I have been thinking about and working on ways to make sample applications more accessible to developers. That combined with an abnormal obsession with containers has resulted in minienv.

minienv was created to help make it easier to deliver sample applications and developer tutorials that connect to databases and other backend services. If you want to learn javascript and frontend web development there are a lot of really great web-based tools available, like CodePen and JSFiddle, but what if you want to learn how to connect a Node.js application with MongoDB, or a Jupyter notebook with Apache Spark? With minienv users get their own mini Docker Compose environments where they can experiment with just about any technology, as long as it can run in a container.