While I love Pack studio, I personally prefer my local dev environement when developing packs.
Unfortunately, setting up local development environment for Coda SDK is not as easy as just having NodeJs and npm installed. but you also need to install
isolated-vm which already has its own requirements. Instructions also differ whether you are on Windows, MacOs, or Linux. I faced some issues trying to setup my environment on my Windows machine until I gave up.
My solution instead is to use VSCode Remote - Containers extension to develop inside a container that has all the dependencies installed while having a local-quality dev environment. All you need is to have Docker and VSCode installed. This is how i’ve been developing packs ever since.
I created a guide to detail how to do so
I’d appreciate your feedback on my approach.