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Last pushed: a year ago
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Docker image to build or run applications in development mode using nodejs.
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What is included?

This image is based on official node.js docker image (Debian stable, Wheezy).

Current version includes:

  • node
  • general tools: wget, vim, sudo
  • node development tools: bower, grunt, cli

The default docker user is "dev", and has sudo rights without password.

The default directory is /app

How to use

Use the image during delivery process to build your application

Mount your application sources as a volume (using -v option) and run your build command (e.g. gulp build).

docker run --rm -v /home/me/dev/my-app:/app -t toubiweb/docker-node-dev-tools gulp build

You can override the default directory using -w option:

docker run --rm -v /home/me/dev/my-app:/www/my-app -w /www/my-app -t toubiweb/docker-node-dev-tools gulp build

Use the image in development to run your tests, your application...

To keep the state of your dev container (including node cache, installed tools) between to usage, it is a good idea to create a docker-compose file:

  container_name: myapp-dev
  image: toubiweb/docker-node-dev-tools
  command: tail -f /dev/null
    - 3000:3000
    - 3001:3001
    - 35729:35729

Then run your container via docker-compose:

docker-compose up -d

Then enter to the container

docker exec -it myapp-dev /bin/bash

Finally, run the commands to build, test, or run your application:

npm install

docker install

gulp test

grunt serve

After have left the container, you can stop it:

docker stop myapp-dev

You may want to use the script.

Optional: build docker image from sources

Get sources:

git clone

Build container

cd docker-node-dev-tools
docker build -t="toubiweb/docker-node-dev-tools" .
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