Dockerflow helps you developing Flow Framework and Neos CMS projects
DockerFlow creates the necessary Docker containers (webserver, database, php, mail, redis, elasticsearch, couchdb)
to run your Flow Framework or Neos CMS project. The package provides a wrapper script in
which simplifies the handling of docker and does all the configuration necessary.
We created this package to make development on Flow Framework and Neos CMS projects easier and
to create a simple reusable package which can easily be maintained and serves well for the standard project.
Development will continue further as the package is already reused in several projects.
Contributions and feedback are very welcome.
https://docs.docker.com/installation/ (tested with docker v1.9 - v17.03)
We use docker-compose to do all the automatic configuration:
http://docs.docker.com/compose/install/ (tested with docker-compose v1.5 - v1.11)
The repository contains a Dockerfile which will automatically be built in the
docker hub after each change
and used by docker-compose to build the necessary containers.
On a Mac or Windows
It has been tested working with docker for Mac but not yet with docker for Windows.
Feel free to try it out and let us know if you cannot wait.
Install dockerflow into your distribution
shel/dockerflow as dev dependency in your composer, using the latest stable release is highly recommended.
composer require --dev shel/dockerflow 3.1.*
bin/dockerflow up -d
The command will echo the url with which you can access your project. Add the hostname then to your
and set the ip to your docker host (default for linux is 0.0.0.0) or your boot2docker ip. You can also use any
*.hostname and it will point to the same server. What you need to do is to add exact subdomain name
-d will keep it running in the background until you run:
The default database configuration for your
TYPO3: Flow: persistence: backendOptions: dbname: dockerflow user: root password: root host: db driver: pdo_mysql
Also note that there is a second database
dockerflow_test available for your testing context. The testing context url
test-hostname and this hostname should be added to your
Check the status
This will show the running containers. The
data container can be inactive to do it's work.
Tips & Tricks
Using different FLOW_CONTEXT
FLOW_CONTEXT=Production bin/dockerflow up -d
Dockerflow also setup a sub-context for testing depends on the current context you are running. In the above example,
it would be
Production/Testing. Anyway, you can only use the parent context with the
bin/dockerflow command. So when
there is a need to execute command for the testing context, you need to first get into
app container and then call the
command prefixed by the context variable.
FLOW_CONTEXT=Production bin/dockerflow up -d bin/dockerflow run app /bin/bash FLOW_CONTEXT=Production/Testing ./flow doctrine:migrate
Running flow commands
bin/dockerflow run app ./flow help FLOW_CONTEXT=Production bin/dockerflow run app ./flow flow:cache:flush --force
Keep Flow caches in the container to improve performance
Add this configuration to your
Settings.yaml in Flow:
TYPO3: Flow: utility: environment: temporaryDirectoryBase: /tmp/dockerflow/Temporary/
Using Redis backends for optimizing certain caches
For caches that has tags, Neos becomes slow with lots of content. Add the following to your
store those mentioned caches in Redis instead:
TYPO3_TypoScript_Content: backend: TYPO3\Flow\Cache\Backend\RedisBackend backendOptions: hostname: 'redis' port: '6379' database: 0 Flow_Mvc_Routing_Resolve: backend: TYPO3\Flow\Cache\Backend\RedisBackend backendOptions: hostname: 'redis' port: '6379' database: 0 Flow_Mvc_Routing_Route: backend: TYPO3\Flow\Cache\Backend\RedisBackend backendOptions: hostname: 'redis' port: '6379' database: 0
Using MailHog to test mailing
Add this configuration to your
TYPO3: SwiftMailer: transport: type: 'Swift_SmtpTransport' options: host: 'mail' port: 1025
MyNeosProject:8025 in your browser (use your own hostname) to see your mails.
Send emails from your Flow app and have fun.
Configure ElasticSearch with
Add this configuration to your
Flowpack: ElasticSearch: clients: default: - host: elasticsearch port: 9200
Configure remote debugging from your host to container
DockerFlow installs by the default xdebug with the following config on the server:
xdebug.remote_enable = On xdebug.remote_host = 'dockerhost' xdebug.remote_port = '9001' xdebug.max_nesting_level = 500
So you can do remote debugging from your host to the container through port 9001. From your IDE, you need to configure
the port accordingly. If you are using PHPStorm, this link may be useful for you to configure your IDE properly.
Running a shell in one of the service containers
bin/dockerflow run SERVICE /bin/bash
SERVICE can currently be
Access project url when inside
As of current docker doesn't support bi-directional link, you cannot access web container from app container.
But in some case you will need this connection. For example in behat tests without selenium, you need the url of
your site in
Testing context while running the tests has to be done inside the
Dockerflow adds additional script after starting all containers to fetch the IP address of web container and
append it to
/etc/hosts inside app container as below:
WEB_CONTAINER_IP project-url WEB_CONTAINER_IP test-project-url
You need to define the default test suite url in your
behat.yml to use
http://test-project-url:8080 and then you can
run the behat tests without having to connect external selenium server
bin/dockerflow run app bin/behat -c Path/To/Your/Package/Tests/Behaviour/behat.yml
Access database inside container from docker host
While you can easily login to shell of the
db container with
bin/dockerflow run db /bin/bash
and execute your mysql commands, there are some cases that you want to run mysql commands directly
from your host without having to login to the
db container first. One of the best use cases,
for example, is to access the databases inside the container from MySQL Workbench tool.
To be able to do that, we have mapped database port inside the container (which is
3306) to your
host machine through
Running functional tests for Flow package
DockerFlow installs by default
sqlite in the base image so that functional tests can be run out-of-the-box.
Example below is for running all functional tests of Flow Framework package in one-off command:
bin/dockerflow run app /var/www/bin/phpunit -c /var/www/Build/BuildEssentials/PhpUnit/FunctionalTests.xml /var/www/Packages/Framework/TYPO3.Flow/Tests/Functional/
Make sure you run composer install with
--dev mode when setting up your Flow project
and adjust the path to the test directory of your own package.
From your host machine, you can access couchdb from web interface or command line:
curl -X GET http://0.0.0.0:5984/_all_dbs
From inside your
app container, you can also access couchdb through the command line:
bin/dockerflow run app /bin/bash curl -X GET http://couchdb:5984/_all_dbs
Attach to a running service
bin/dockerflow ps and copy the container's name that you want to attach to.
docker exec -it <containername> /bin/bash with the name you just copied.
With this you can work in a running container instead of creating a new one.
Check open ports in a container
bin/dockerflow run SERVICE netstat --listen