Multiple Webapps with Docker Compose

  • Learn how to setup a custom network for your containers: container A talks to container B
  • Learn how to run multiple webapps inside Docker containers on different ports with Docker Compose

Download complete source code here

  • Create the network with $docker network create skynet
  • Run with $docker-compose up
  • Stop with $<Ctrl + C>
  • Clean up from time to time (beware, network will be deleted as well) with $docker system prune -a -f
  • access via http://localhost:8080/sample
  • access via http://localhost:8081/sample

How to debug a React Application in Webstorm

In Webstorm, start your application. I prefer the command line:
$ npm start

Then create a new JavaScript debug configuration:

Run – Edit configurations … add JavaScript Debug.

Choose your project path (because we are Harder IT Consulting, our nickname is HIT – C:\HIT\<application>)

Paste the URL http://localhost:3000 (or the URL you have configured your React Application to run on, 3000 is the default).

Press the DEBUG button at the top right corner with your Debug configuration selected.

How to make Virtualbox available on Windows (Forwarding)

Taken from our Archives: https://harderconsulting.blogspot.com/2019/08/how-to-make-virtualbox-available-on.html

Sometimes fate forces us to work with Windows.
Because Linux is so good, we get a VirtualBox to emulate it.

How can we access a webapplication via localhost:8080 from the Windows machine inside of a Webbrowser?

VirtualBox Manager -> VM-Tools -> Settings -> Network -> Port Forwarding

Name: http8080 
Protocol: TCP
HostIP: empty
Host-Port: 8080
Guest-IP: empty
Guest-Port: 8080

Name: ssh 
Protocol: TCP
HostIP: 127.0.0.1
Host-Port: 2222
Guest-IP: empty
Guest-Port: 22