I want to be able to run locally my back end apps that use Azure while I’m working on it.
In the past I used the Azure Storage Emulator but is no longer being supported, Azurite is the new version and in this post I will show you how to install it and start using it.
There are several ways to install Azurite in your development machine like a Visual Studio Code extension, NPM or Docker, we are going to use Docker (If you don’t have it installed, check my post Installing Docker for Windows).
Open a powershell command prompt and use the following command to pull the latest Azurite docker image
One of the advantages of using WSL is that we can now run Hyper-V (I use Hyper-V for android emulators) side by side with Linux containers, this was not possible before when Docker needed to use VirtualBox.
At this point Docker is installed and we can follow the provided tutorial.
To check that everything is working as expected, we can open a powershell window and execute the docker -v command.
Also in the context menu from the docker taskbar icon, we can switch to Windows Containers
And that is all! I hope this was useful and let me know what do you think in the comments!