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OpenShift S2I builder image for Angular apps using Angular CLI and Apache httpd 2.4.
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S2I Builder for Angular Apps

OpenShift S2I builder image for Angular apps using Angular CLI and Apache httpd 2.4.

Builder image contains a NodeJS / NPM environment to be able to build your Angular application using the angular cli (ng build --prod).

Additionally the apache httpd web container is used during runtime to statically serve the files generated during build phase.

S2I - Source 2 Image

You can directly invoke S2I builds from command line using the S2I binary.

This repository contains an angular app (ng new test-app) in the directory test/test-app that can be used for demo purpose. To build this demo app with S2i simply execute:

s2i build https://github.com/MrGoro/s2i-angular-container.git --context-dir=test/test-app/ schuermann/s2i-angular-container angular-sample-app
docker run -p 8080:8080 angular-sample-app

Incremental Builds

You can trigger incremental builds by specifying --incremental=true when building an image. Incremental builds provide the already installed node_modules directory from a previous build within a following build. This will dramatically speed up installation of NodeJS dependencies.

s2i build https://github.com/MrGoro/s2i-angular-container.git --incremental=true --context-dir=test/test-app/ schuermann/s2i-angular-container angular-sample-app
docker run -p 8080:8080 angular-sample-app

Use a different runtime image

For dynamic languages like PHP, Python, or Ruby, the build-time and run-time environments are the same. In this case using the builder as a base image for a resulting application image is natural.

For compiled languages like C, C++, Go, or Java, the dependencies necessary for compilation might dramatically outweigh the size of the actual runtime artifacts, or provide attack surface areas that are undesirable in an application image. See S2I Docs - How to use a non-builder image for the final application image.

The same applies to Angular Apps that are compiled using a full NodeJS / NPM environment and a lot of dependencies (node_modules). During runtime they are served as static web pages from a web container with no need for NodeJS, the application source and all dependencies.

To use a different image for runtime, you can do the following with S2I:

s2i build https://github.com/MrGoro/s2i-angular-container.git --context-dir=test/test-app/ schuermann/s2i-angular-container angular-sample-app --runtime-image <runtime-image> --runtime-artifact </path/to/artifact>

For example to run the built app using nginx you could use the following:

s2i build https://github.com/MrGoro/s2i-angular-container.git --context-dir=test/test-app/ schuermann/s2i-angular-container angular-sample-app --runtime-image nginx --runtime-artifact /opt/app-root/src:/usr/share/nginx/html

OpenShift

To use the builder image in your OpenShift environment you can import this simple image stream by creating the objects inside angular-s2i-httpd.json using the OC binary:

oc create -f angular-s2i-httpd.json

To make the image stream globally availiable use the namespace openshift

oc create -f angular-s2i-httpd.json -n openshift

Incremental Builds

To activate incremental builds in OpenShift, edit the build configuration (YAML) and insert incremental: true inside spec:strategy:sourceStrategy:

  strategy:
    type: Source
    sourceStrategy:
      from:
        kind: ImageStreamTag
        namespace: angular
        name: 'angular:latest'
      incremental: true
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