Development Environment with Docker

Nitin sreeram
Jan 26, 2018 · 5 min read

What is Docker?

What are the benefits of using it in the Development environment?

How to set it up?

docker run -d -p 8000:80 nginx
docker psCONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                  NAMES
cf927d64e40b nginx "nginx -g 'daemon ..." 11 minutes ago Up 11 minutes>80/tcp focused_mcnulty
docker kill focused_mcnulty
FROM node:8.4WORKDIR /usr/src/app
ADD . /usr/src/app
CMD npm start
docker build -t nitinsreeram/my-node-app .
docker imagesREPOSITORY              TAG        IMAGE ID         CREATED       VIRTUAL SIZE
nginx latest 07f8e8c5e660 2 weeks ago 188.3 MB
nitinsreeram/my-node-app latest 2ac5d95f10cc 4 hours ago 123 MB
version: '2'services:api:build: .working_dir: /appcommand: npm run start:devvolumes:- .:/app- ./logs:/var/logs/appports:- "8000:80"- "9229:9229"links:- mongodbenv_file: .envenvironment:- USERmongodb:image: mongo:3.4ports:- "27017:27017"env_file: .env
docker-compose up
docker-compose down

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