A developer’s own laptop —our local development environment for all our projects, is a sanctum. Cleanly installed IDEs, enhanced terminal with updated package managers installing everything in into neatly isolated projects, Git repos, ssh keys and credentials configured for all your staging and production environments. Until a project comes along with a dependency that wants to cast a big footprint on your system with drivers and extra software. It’s usually something big and hefty like a non-open-source database. It’s Oracle. I’m talking about Oracle for this article.