Create a docker container from a node app and run it, because we're hipster like that.
I'd love to hear your feedback. There are a lot of details to flesh out yet. Also checkout my wish list below.
npm install node-container
Give it the path of your node app...it'll do the rest (ideally). Note: The docker daemon needs to run somewhere accessible.
You can do
npm test to see it in action.
The first time you run it can take a while, since it needs to fetch the base images.
Subsequent runs should be pretty fast.
var containerize =// pass it the directory of your node app, config is optional
container is the output of
docker inspect [container].
There you'll find the containers id, pid, network settings etc.
All of these are optional, but you probably want to at least set the docker config.
It can also be specified in the environment as
// docker confighost: ''port: 4243// socketPath: '',// prefix for images and containers, eg 'prefix-appname' or 'prefix/imagename'prefix: 'tests'// whether to run the container or notrun: true// whether to monitor the node process with mon or notmonitor: true
npm packs your app, so you get all the npm goodies you expect
visionmedia/mon) to keep your app running
npm install --productionfor your app
npm startfor your app
port: 1234otherwhise it defaults to
3000. If you don't want to expose it to the world you can set
Options you can set in your app's package.json
Take a look add the test app.
If you find a bug, have a feature request or any kind of question, please open an issue or submit a pull request. I'm open for discussing any kind of idea for node-container.