Stakkr is a a docker recompose tool that uses docker compose to easily create / maintain a stack of services, for example for web development.
Via a configuration file you can setup the required services and let stakkr link and start everything for you.
It works only in CLI and it's a good replacement to Vagrant.
What does that do exactly ?
If you have heard of Docker, you know that when you need to build a full
environment with multiple services that are linked, you either have to
do everything manually or use
docker-compose. The second solution is
the best but it implies that you need, for each environment, to change
your parameters, choose your images, learn the
command line tool, etc ... In brief, it's not very flexible and hard to
Stakkr will help you, via a very simple configuration file and a predefined list of services (that can be extended by plugins) to build a complete environment. Plus, to control it in command line. It makes use of docker easy.
Last, but not the least, it's highly configurable and each service
mounts a volume to have a persistence of data. You can even, if you
want, add more directives on some services (change the
example and chose your versions (PHP 5.3 or 5.6 or 7.1 or anything
You can combine services as you want to have :
- A Dev LAMP stack (Apache + MySQL 5.7 + PHP 7.1 with xdebug and xhprof) ... and if suddenly you want to test your code with PHP 7.1, change it in
conf/compose.ini, restart, it's done !
- Or Apache 2.4 + PHP 5.6 + MongoDB for a production environment
- Or only Maildev
- Or only PHP5.4 + ElasticSearch
Read the official documentation on ReadTheDocs.org