A production oriented dockerized node.js/express.js app. Explained in more details on my blog
This app uses the following stack:
- node.js and express.js
- MongoDB database
- nginx frontend server
- Kue worker
This required docker, docker-machine and docker-compose installed on your local machine. More informations on Docker's website
# creates a local host for docker containers, only do once docker-machine create -d virtualbox local # create your config secrets cp .env.docker.sample .env.docker # load the docker env eval "$(docker-machine env local)" # build web image docker-compose build docker-compose up -d # run commands to load some test data docker-compose run --rm app node bin/load-data
How can I make sure it works ?
- first you need to know your
localdocker machine ip, using
- Visit http://LOCAL_IP
- Check app or worker logs
docker-compose logs appor
docker-compose logs worker
The big news is tutum has been acquired by Docker. Tutum is a could service to manage and deploy Docker applications. It uses a stack descriptor, which is compatible with docker-compose yaml format. So you can use my example project to deploy and mange your app with Tutum.
docker compose is not deemed production ready. There are some limitations, mainly related to scalability. But I think it is fine for small applications. It is obviously much better to understand how docker compose works. more info on docker's website.
This template doesn't include tests or a build script. This is on purpose, to keep focus what's important here (docker).
Because of the way user gets created at startup on the mongo container, There will be a few exceptions on the app upon first start.