Docker development environment sample app
This is a sample application that demonstrates using Docker to containerise your development environment.
- Docker (Should work fine with any recent version of Docker, I've tested this with Docker for Mac version 1.13.0-rc4-beta34.1)
Note that this won't work in its current state on Windows as it uses a Bash shell script. If the shell script was translated to something that runs on Windows there should be no problems.
Initial / first time setup
Nothing to do - everything will be downloaded when you run the build for the first time.
./build.sh. This will compile, test and package the application, which will be placed in
If any required components are missing or out-of-date, they'll be updated automatically.
If you want to run a different task, you can override the command used. For example, to just compile
and test the app without packaging, run
./build.sh ./gradlew build.
Modifying the build environment
The build runs in a Docker container based on the Dockerfile in the
(This is the magic that
build.sh is doing in the background for you.) If you want to
change something about the build environment (eg. upgrade Java or add a new tool), modify the
Dockerfile as necessary and subsequent builds will pick up the changes automatically.