Really useful information with a terrible title. Something like “discovered” rather than “built” would make it clearer this was a genuinely useful tip rather than an overhyped thing that couldn’t possibly deliver.
A laptop is a dev environment that moves with you, and at ~$35/mo, and a 3 year laptop lifecycle, that’s $1260 which is way more than you need.
I got pretty bogged down in the “here’s how I navigated microsoft’s menus”, but I felt like they never covered anything that they could do with this hosted VM that they couldn’t do with a laptop.
Small correction but the article mentioned £35 and not $35, so it’s closer to $45/month which is super expensive for a development environment.