If you are a software developer, Guix provides tools that you should find helpful—independently of the language you’re developing in. This is what this chapter is about.
guix shell command provides a convenient way to set up
one-off software environments, be it for development purposes or to run
a command without installing it in your profile. The
pack command allows you to create application bundles that can be
easily distributed to users who do not run Guix.
|• Invoking guix shell||Spawning one-off software environments.|
|• Invoking guix environment||Setting up development environments.|
|• Invoking guix pack||Creating software bundles.|
|• The GCC toolchain||Working with languages supported by GCC.|
|• Invoking guix git authenticate||Authenticating Git repositories.|