Sophia Parafina

Multi-Stage Builds

This is part of a series of articles describing how the AtSea Shop application was built using enterprise development tools and Docker. In the previous post, I introduced the AtSea application and how I developed a REST application with the Eclipse IDE and Docker. Multi-stage builds, a Docker feature introduced in Docker 17.06 CE, let you orchestrate a complex build in a single Dockerfile. Before multi-stage build, Docker users would use a script to compile the applications on the host machine, then use Dockerfiles to build the images. The AtSea application is the perfect use case for a multi-stage build because: it uses node.js to compile the ReactJs app into storefront it uses Spring Boot and Maven to make a standalone jar file it is deployed to a standalone JDK container the storefront is then included in the jar Let’s look at the Dockerfile. The react-app is Continue reading…