New: Docker Images for Intercom SDKs

Get setup quickly, troubleshoot and share with others

We’re always looking for new ways to make it easier for developers to interact with and use the Intercom API.

Internally, we use Docker for setting up some of our own development environments. We thought this would also be applicable to those of you building on our API, to help you get up and running quickly, so we’ve created Docker images for some of the Intercom SDKs.

These images are in beta at the moment and we’d love your feedback on whether you find them useful— feel free to tweet us or leave a comment below if you have any thoughts.

Ways to use Intercom Docker images

Obviously you can use these images any way you find helpful, but here’s some ideas:

  1. Getting set up quickly: You can use the images if you want to set up a development environment quickly without any specific versions or tools.
  2. Troubleshooting: If you run into any issues while getting set up or using a particular SDK, then you can test your code in the Docker container. Also, you can try and reproduce any issue in that environment to see if there was an issue with something else specific to your setup.
  3. Sharing code: There is an example GitHub repo associated with each Docker image. When you run the container, the repo is cloned so you have a local copy. Feel free to contribute examples to these repos that you or other developers may find useful — we hope to see this collection grow over time 🚀

Getting started with theIntercom Docker SDKs

If you want to give the images a test run check out our docs to get started or our Docker basics guide if you’re not already familiar with Docker.

If you’re already a Docker pro, you can head straight to Docker Hub and use the images.

We hope you find these useful and, like we said, please do let us know your thoughts 👍

If you’re interested in building on the Intercom platform, take a look at our Developer Hub to get started.

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