Using Docker for Development¶
Using Docker to build software allows you to run and test code without having to worry about external dependencies such as cache servers and databases.
The following setup is only meant for local development. See Docker for production use of Docker.
Our configuration uses docker-compose.override.yml that exposes Saleor, PostgreSQL and Redis ports and runs Saleor via
python manage.py runserver for local development. If you do not wish to use any overrides then you can tell compose to only use docker-compose.yml configuration using -f, like so docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml up.
Using local assets¶
By default we do not mount assets for development in the Docker, reason being is those are built in the Docker at build-time and aren’t present in the cloned repository, so what was built on the Docker would be overshadowed by empty directories from the host.
However, we do know that there might be a case that you wish to mount them and see your changes reflected in the container, thus before proceeding you need to modify docker-compose.override.yml.
In order for Docker to use your assets from the host, you need to remove
/app/saleor/static/assets volume and add
Additionally if you wish to have the compiled templated emails mounted then you need to also remove
/app/templates/templated_email/compiled volume from web and celery services.
Build the containers using
$ docker-compose build
Prepare the database
$ docker-compose run --rm web python3 manage.py migrate $ docker-compose run --rm web python3 manage.py collectstatic $ docker-compose run --rm web python3 manage.py populatedb --createsuperuser
--createsuperuserargument creates an admin account for
firstname.lastname@example.org the password set to
Run the containers
$ docker-compose up
By default, the application is started in debug mode and is configured to listen on port