SQL Server on a Mac

I've written a few articles about how I use SQL Server and Docker on my Mac for local development and testing. Some folks need a full-blown Windows environment and, for them, virtual machines (using vmWare Fusion, Parallels, or others) are the only option. Or a separate, dedicated Windows machine. For most of what I do, a container can do plenty; even on the new M1 MacBook Pro.

At a higher level, to see why I started (and continue) using Macs in the first place (mostly it boils down to you get what you pay for):