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Simple tool for managing the docker containers dependency suitable for local development envorionment.

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License: MIT


This tool has been created to manage your docker containers while you developing an application especially when it uses depending services and each service is running in a separate container. For example, imagine you have a microservices architecture and want to work on one of the services but to run it on your local machine you may have to run other services at the same time to get it working properly. You could still use docker-compose tool but it is not as flexible and easy to manage when it comes to choose which services you want to run at the moment.

Using aplite you can: - run a docker container with all it’s depending containers using a single command - stop any container (or pause) and start again any time without touching any other containers - run only depending containers which are needed to run for the project you working on (don’t need to run whole architecture at the same time) - add extra tasks when container starts or stop using apltie configuration file


There are no special requirements apart from having Docker installed on your machine. Then to install aplite you need to run these commands:

$ wget
$ sudo unzip /etc
$ sudo symlink /usr/bin/aplite /etc/aplite/bin/aplite

To check if aplite has been successfully installed on your computer use:

$ aplite version

It should output something like:

$ aplite v0.1 (2017-02-22); docker-api: v1.24

You may also want to check if your docker installation is compatible with aplite (more info to add).

Basic Usage

To start using aplite in your project you need to create an aplite.config file which must contain some basic info about handling your docker container:

name test-project
image php7-apache

If you put this file inside your project and run

$ aplite up

It will run a new container using php7-apache image. By default, there are no files mounted to the image but it can be simply done by adding mount command to the config file:

name test-project
image php7-apache
mount . /var/www/html

Every time you change the aplite.config, run the “up” command to re-run all the containers. To stop all containers, use “down” command:

$ aplite down

Note: it will only stop containers initialized by aplite. You can also stop and remove containers by adding the -r flag:

$ aplite down -r

Linking containers

More complexity is added when your project depends on other services and you need to run them all. In wich case you need to install all your services first so aplite can localize them on your machine. When you are inside your project directory, just run:

$ aplite install

From now you can use the name of the project (from aplite.config) inside other project’s configurations. For example, let’s say project-alpha uses project-bravo. First you need to install both and inside project-alpha aplite.config add:

link project-bravo using

And run the up command inside project-alpha, and it will start both containers. If your code inside project-alpha will call, the traffic will be redirected to project-bravo service.

Occasionally you may want your project-alpha directly connect to (skipping container running on your machine) in which case you can just stop project-bravo container:

$ aplite stop project-bravo

To start it again, just use start command:

$ aplite start project-bravo

You can use start and stop commands even if you haven’t used up command before, so you can immidietaly start any of your installed container on your machine and manually choose which one do you want to run. These commands will also skip the linking from your configuration files.

You can also have multi-depth dependency, where project-bravo could link to another project and so on. Every time you use up command, all containers will start automatically so the whole flow will be kept.

To see which containers are running and their’s links run the ps command:

$ aplite ps
Service                                    Port  Image
project-alpha                              8000  php7-apache
    -> project-bravo (   8001  php5-apache
        -> project-charlie (  8002  php7-apache

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