Setting up Forem using Docker is one of the easiest ways to have Development Instance 😇. If you already have Docker and Docker-Compose, you can install a development instance with a single command, but you guys, you don't deserve the fun 😏 => You can check out the last section of this post and find the Golden Command
For the rest, let us do it but with fun 🥳🥳. Do you remember this song? One Kiss? 👶 Which made Dua Lipa, the Dua Lipa?
One command is all it takes
fallin' love with Forem
I look Like all you need
Fortunately, if you never installed Docker or Docker-Compose, don't worry 😵, I'm here for you. Open Youtube in the new tab and play this "One Kiss 💋 by Dua Lipa" in the background and copy-paste my commands.
All the commands are from the official documentation of Docker itself, so don't worry, just copy-paste. In case if you don't believe me 🤔, click here, this will redirect you to the official documentation.
- Updating and Installing some necessaries
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install \ apt-transport-https \ ca-certificates \ curl \ gnupg-agent \ software-properties-common
- Adding Docker’s official GPG key
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
- Setting up the stable repository
sudo add-apt-repository \ "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \ $(lsb_release -cs) \ stable"
- Updating and Installing Docker Engine
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
- Testing the Docker Installation
sudo docker run hello-world
This command downloads a test image and runs it in a container. When the container runs, it prints an informational message and exits.
With this our Docker installation was done 😁, now let's turn up towards the Docker-Compose Installation 💪.
In case, you are facing any errors!☠️ Click Here, choose your OS and follow the official instructions 💩.
As I mentioned earlier, I am following the official documentation, so you can copy and paste. In case, if you want to follow them by yourself 😒😤, click here
- Downloading the current stable Docker Compose
sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.26.2/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
- Giving executable permissions to the binary
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
- Verifying the Installation
For some unknown reason, if you end up with an error🧐 try repeating the docker-compose installation only. If the error persisted, I would suggest you reinstall your OS 🤒. You should not get an error😤.
Enough of One Kiss. Time for some awesome beats, check this out Strobe by Deabmau5 => Youtube link to Strobe
Now we have Docker and Docker Compose installed in our local machine, but there is one more thing left for us to do 😳. We forget to fork and download the Forem code into our local machine from the GitHub 🤯.
I knew the response of many of you would be 🤬, but bear with me 👻.
Don't make me repeat it again 😠, play the Strobe by Deadmau5 in the background 🤗. I knew you can't make a coffee whenever you have to wait for some time, here, the Docker can consume enough time to bore you up.
- Downloading the repository to you local machine
git clone https://github.com/forem/forem.git
- Enter into the downloaded Forem folder
- Creating .env file using the template .env_sample
cp .env_sample .env
🥵🥵🥵 You did nothing, but yeah, I assume you are horrified by the way I demonstrate this 🥶
- Running Forum with Docker Via Docker-Compose
This command will do its job, you just keep an eye on the terminal by listening to strobe 🤭🤭. You will really appreciate the work done by the team Forum, they really made it easy for us (non-developers), but sure you can call yourself a DEV after this.
- That's it! Navigate to http://localhost:3000
Any improvements 👨🔬, suggestions 🤦♂️, and issues ☠️ are welcomed in the comment section. This is not formal documentation for me to shy out, load them out, and let us change it according to our needs.
With this, we have our own Development Instance. I will catch you in the next post 👨💻 👩💻 (Devs), possibly with something similar to this but in a different environment.