Services for wiring up docker containers for development

3.0.35 2020-06-16 16:21 UTC


Develop, Test and Deploy into Kubernetes Docker-Based Web Applications

Dockworker is a framework of (mostly) Robo commands that makes local development of docker-based web applications a breeze. It also tests and deploys these applications into kubernetes. Stand-alone, this package offers very little benefit, but to see how we use dockworker: check out an example of how we use dockworker to deploy lib.unb.ca.

Dockworker Startup

Getting Started


The following packages are required to be globally installed on your development instance:


  deployment:apply                       Updates the application's k8s deployment definition.
  deployment:image:update                Updates the application's k8s deployment image.
  deployment:logs                        Displays the application's k8s deployed pod(s) logs.
  deployment:logs:check                  Checks the application's deployed k8s pod(s) logs for errors.
  deployment:restart                     Restarts the k8s deployment rollout.
  deployment:shell                       Open a shell into the k8s deployment.
  deployment:status                      Checks the application's k8s deployment rollout status.
  dockworker:docker:cleanup              Clean up unused local docker assets.
  dockworker:git:setup-hooks             Set up the required git hooks for dockworker.
  dockworker:permissions:fix             [pfix] Sets the correct repository file permissions. Requires sudo.
  dockworker:update                      [update] Self-updates the dockworker application.
  image:build                            Builds the application's docker image.
  image:build-push                       Builds the application's docker image and pushes it to the deployment repository.
  image:deploy                           Builds, tags, pushes and deploys the application's docker image.
  local:build                            [build] Builds the local application's docker image.
  local:build-test                       Builds the application image, starts a local container, and runs all tests.
  local:destroy                          Halts the local application and removes any persistent data.
  local:halt                             Halts the local application without removing any persistent data.
  local:hard-reset                       Destroys the local application, and removes any uncommitted repo changes.
  local:logs                             Displays the local application's container logs.
  local:logs:check                       Checks the local application's container logs for errors.
  local:logs:tail                        [logs] Display previous local application container logs and monitor for new ones.
  local:pull-upstream                    Pulls any upstream images used in building the local application image.
  local:rebuild                          [rebuild] Stops the local container and re-starts it, preserving persistent data.
  local:rm                               [rm] Removes removes all persistent data from the local docker application.
  local:shell                            [shell] Opens the local application container's shell.
  local:start                            [start] Brings up the local application container, displays the application logs.
  local:start-over                       [start-over|deploy] Kills the local container, removes persistent data, and rebuilds/restarts.
  local:up                               [up] Brings up the local application container.
  local:update-hostfile                  Updates the local system hostfile for the local application. Requires sudo.
  tests:all                              [test] Tests the local application using all testing frameworks.
  tests:behat                            [behat] Runs the Behat tests defined for the application.
  tests:phpunit                          [phpunit] Runs the PHPUnit tests defined for the application.
  theme:build-all                        [build-themes] Builds the local application's deployable theme assets from source.
  travis:id:latest                       Retrieves the latest travis build ID for the application.
  travis:info:latest                     Retrieves the latest travis build details for the application.
  travis:logs                            Retrieves logs for a travis build for the application.
  travis:logs:latest                     Retrieves logs for the latest travis build for the application.
  travis:restart                         Restarts a travis build for the application.
  travis:restart:latest                  Restarts the latest travis build for the application.
  validate:git:commit-msg                Validates a git commit message against project standards.

Author / Licensing

  • Developed by UNB Libraries
  • This work is published through our strong commitment to making as much of our development/workflow as possible freely available.
  • Consequently, the contents of this repository [unb-libraries/dockworker] are licensed under the MIT License. This license explicitly excludes:
    • Any website content, which remains the exclusive property of its author(s).
    • The UNB logo and any of the associated suite of visual identity assets, which remains the exclusive property of the University of New Brunswick.