HAWK-Rust Series: Containerizing Rust

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Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package. We decided to Dockerize the project Hawk for a better performance and architectural independence.

Rust + Docker

Docker gives you the ability to write your rust code once and run everywhere you want.
Because Rust provides us a binary file after compilation of Rust code then it’s quite easy to build a docker image of Rust application.

Step 1: Write docker file

Docker file is the main source of the building a docker image. It is basically a configuration file of the docker image.
For the DockerFile of Hawk refer this.

Step 2: Docker build (with docker file)

After creating a Dockerfile the next step is to build the docker file to create a docker image. To build a Docker image we have to run docker build command.
With docker build, we have to provide some instructions which are:

docker build -t docker-image-name Dockerfile-path

Step 3: Run docker image

After building a docker image the final step is to run the docker image.

docker run docker-program-image

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For complete information about Project Hawk, you can check this Blog.

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