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Short Description
Node builds based on Heroku Cedar (which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
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Heroku Node.js Docker Image

This image is for use with the Heroku Docker CLI plugin.

Public auto builds for this variant can be found at

The repository for this variant can found at

Changes from heroku/docker-nodejs

Docker Hub settings

The Docker Hub build is set to auto build when both branches and tags are pushed to the Github repository.

In this way the lts and latest tags point to the latest LTS and Stable Node versions and then specific
versions are available as version number tags

It is also set to rebuild when the parent image at is rebuilt.
This hasn't happened yet and so I'm not totally sure exactly which builds get rebuilt (all versions, just latest)?


The Dockerfile in your project should look something like this for basic usage

FROM FROM binarytales/heroku-nodejs:5.6.0

ADD package.json /app/user/
RUN /app/heroku/node/bin/npm install
ADD . /app/user/

#Original README


Your project must contain the following files:

Then, create an app.json file in the root directory of your application with
at least these contents:

  "name": "Your App's Name",
  "description": "An example app.json for heroku-docker",
  "image": "heroku/nodejs"

Install the heroku-docker toolbelt plugin:

$ heroku plugins:install heroku-docker

Initialize your app:

$ heroku docker:init
Wrote Dockerfile
Wrote docker-compose.yml

And run it with Docker Compose:

$ docker-compose up web

The first time you run this command, npm will download all dependencies into
the container, build your application, and then run it. Subsequent runs will
use cached dependencies (unless your package.json file has changed).

You'll be able to access your application at http://<docker-ip>:8080, where
<docker-ip> is either the value of running boot2docker ip if you are on Mac
or Windows, or your localhost if you are running Docker natively.

For boot2docker users:

$ open "http://$(boot2docker ip):8080"


To test changes locally, you can edit this image and rebuild it,
replacing the heroku/node image on your machine:

docker build -t heroku/node .

To return to the official image:

docker pull heroku/node
Docker Pull Command
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