This guide will walk you through trying blimp with a Node.js example. If you’d
like to try our own
docker-compose.yaml, you can follow these instructions as
For Windows users, check out the Windows guide instead.
Clone the example
git clone https://github.com/kelda/node-todo cd node-todo
curl -fsSL 'https://kelda.io/get-blimp.sh' | sh
Or, we’re also on Homebrew:
brew install kelda/tools/blimp
Boot in the cloud
If you have docker installed locally, and want to try the image building feature, run blimp up -f ./docker-compose-local-build.yml instead.
$ blimp ps SERVICE STATUS mongo Running web Running
blimp logs web
Get a shell
blimp ssh web
Just as you can with Docker Compose, Blimp allows you to use your browser
to access services. For instance, if you were running the Node
Todo example you could view the
website using the following command. Or, of course, open
$ curl http://localhost:8080 <html> ... </html>
You’re now up and running with Blimp!
Be sure to try running your own application after you finish up with the example.
Let us know how it went
Answer a couple questions to help us continue improving the development experience for Docker.
Try Blimp with your Compose file
Next we recommend trying Blimp with your own Compos file. To do so, simply:
- Shut down the example with
- Navigate to your