Multi-Stage Docker Builds for Creating Tiny Go Images

Travis Reeder
2 min readApr 27, 2017

I’ve talked about how to make tiny Docker images a fair bit in the past, but now that Docker has multi-stage builds, it’s time to revisit the topic. In the past, we had to build the binary in one step, then take the results and build the docker image in another step. It was a bit annoying and confusing and required a bit of trickery. Let’s see if multi-stage builds make things better.

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Travis Reeder

Founder, CTO at GoChain - Building and breaking things