IRIS Quarterly Container only releases and Studio
After attending the Intersystems DACH conference in Germany at the end of last November and taking part in a few workshops about containers and microservices I took the plunge and installed Docker on home Windows PC, downloaded IRIS 2018.2 preview and got that up and running. Good stuff and I gave myself a pad on the shoulder at that point.
But then it dawned on me that I couldn't edit code using Studio as Studio is Windows only and while I'm running on a Windows desktop the Docker image itself is Linux based. As Studio insists on being on the same major version as the server it connects to I can't use the version of Studio that got installed as part of IRIS 2018.1 for Windows.
Am I overlooking something or is ISC forcing me to using Atelier, an IDE which - in my opinion and for my purposes - doesn't currently fulfil its promises and as ISC have recently declared it to be in maintenance only mode I wasn't planning to adopt.