SQL Server in Docker Containers

Death to SQL Server! Long live SQL Server! How containerized SQL Server makes development easier

Managing development databases can be tricky, especially if members of the team want to develop on a Mac or Linux device. Besides being bulky, installing SQL Server Express or Developer Edition can open needless attack vectors on your local machine. In this presentation, we learn how running SQL Server in Docker containers can help ensure a consistent development & testing experience for the entire team.

Slide Deck


Demo Code


Additional Resources


Quickstart: Run SQL Server container images with Docker

SQL Server in Docker GitHub repo


This talk has been given at the following events:

DotNetConf 2019