A short tutorial on how to use Docker within intelliJ and with a little help from Gradle. You can find the sample code & the full description here
- Install IntelliJ Docker plugin
- Install Docker Machine
- Check that there is a default Docker Machine: docker-machine ls. If there is no default machine create one:
docker-machine create --driver virtualbox default.
- Start the default Docker Machine:
docker-machine start default.`
- Bind the env vars to the shell:
eval "$(docker-machine env default)"
- Check if everything is correct:
Using Docker within IntelliJ
- Setup Docker cloud provider in intelliJ global preferences as shown below.
Tip: You can get the API URL by executing
docker-machine ls and using the shown IP & port for the
- Check connection to Docker daemon in intelliJ “Docker” tab
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Create a new run configuration to deploy application to Docker as shown on the following screenshots:
- Be sure not to forget to add the Gradle tasks as a “before launch” action as shown at the very bottom of the screenshot.
- The same is also possible for Docker Compose files. Just point the “Deployment” dropdown to the Docker Compose file.
- Run the configuration and inspect the Docker container. A browser will open automagically and point to the REST endpoint. Within intelliJ you can access the containers console output, environment variables, port bindings etc.