Turbo can also be used to containerize web applications. Let’s see how to use Turbo with two popular web frameworks — ASP.NET and Node.
Creating an ASP.NET application container
# Create a new container with .NET, ASP.NET, and git > turbo run microsoft/dotnet,microsoft/aspnet --using=git/git
Downloading dotnet from https://turbo.net/users/microsoft Downloading aspnet from https://turbo.net/users/microsoft Downloading git from https://turbo.net/users/git Running container 249c4f3e with visibility private
Inside the container session, use the git clone command to move the application into the container.
(249c4f3e) > cd c:\ (249c4f3e) > git clone https://github.com/turboapps/samples
We use IIS Express to launch the ASP.NET application:
# Start the ASP.NET application console (249c4f3e) > start "MiniBlog" "C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS Express\iisexpress.exe" /path:C:\samples\aspnet-MiniBlog\Website
We can see the ASP.NET application start up as the IIS output is logged in the new console window.
Copied template config file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS Express\AppServer\applicationhost.config' to 'C:\Users\Administrator\appdata\local\temp\iisexpress\applicationhost2014112420457848.config' Updated configuration file 'C:\Users\Administrator\appdata\local\temp\iisexpress\applicationhost2014112420457848.config' with given cmd line info. Starting IIS Express ... Successfully registered URL "http://localhost:8080/" for site "Development Web Site" application "/" Registration completed IIS Express is running. Enter 'Q' to stop IIS Express
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Creating a Node.js container
In this example we’ll containerize aIRChat, an open source IRC client built on the popular Node.js framework.
Start a new container using the
turbo run command specifying the Node.js image to be included and applying as before a transient Git layer:
> turbo run node --using=git
In the container, first create a folder where we can clone the aIRChat project from GitHub.
> mkdir projects > cd projects
git clone command again to copy the application contents into the container.
> git clone https://github.com/redwire/airchat.git Cloning into 'airchat'... remote: Reusing existing pack: 2983, done. remote: Counting objects: 21, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (18/18), done. Receiving objects: 99% (remote: Total 3004 (delta 9), reused 0 (delta 0) Receiving objects: 100% (3004/3004), 8.84MiB | 948.00 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (1302/1302), done. Checking connectivity... done.
Once the application files are present, we can use the standard npm package manager to install the aIRChat application:
> cd .\airchat\Content > npm install
We are now ready to launch the application!
# Launch a Node.js server > node app.js connect.multipart() will be removed in connect 3.0 visit https://github.com/senchalabs/connect/wiki/Connect-3.0 for alternatives connect.limit() will be removed in connect 3.0 Express server listening on port 3000
aIRChat is now running on port 3000. You can confirm this by opening a browser to
Once you’ve verified that aIRChat is running, stop the Node.js server by entering
Ctrl+C. At the command prompt type
exit to shut down the container session.
When you’re finished configuring the container, committing it will create a new merged image.
# Specify a name for the new image > turbo commit 1be755fcfafc4cf0b8e1c0667f6d13f0 aIRChat