Frist, download and install Docker Desktop in your computer. Once, you are done with that, you can follow the steps here to create a development environment!

Setting up the Docker

First pull the docker image:
docker pull alpine

Verify that it as been downloaded:
docker images

Now run it:
docker run -it alpine

Then, list all docker containers:
docker container ls -a
Note the first 3 letters of your alpine linux docker container. Mine is, 743.

You can stop or stop the docker using the following commands on your host machine:

Starting the container:
docker container start 743

Stopping the container:
docker container stop 743

Attaching the STDIO to a docker container:
docker container attach 743

You can also copy files from your host machine to the container:

Copying from host to docker:
docker cp Python 743:/

Now, I don't like running those long comands to start and attach the docker, so I create an alias for it:

Because I am using zsh, I'll add the configuration the zshrc file, if you're on Windows you should do it in the profile file.

vi ~/.zshrc

Go to the end:

        docker container start 743 && docker container attach 743

Now, you probably know how to save and exit vim. :P

Source the file so that the changes take place:
. ~/.zshrc

To run start the docker now:

Now, you should be in your container!

Updating alpine linux

In the docker:

apk update
apk upgrade

Adding python

apk add python3 py-pip nmap nmap-scripts

pip install --upgrade pip
pip3 install --upgrade pip

Adding python modules:

pip3 install bs4 Mechanize requests python3-nmap