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Discussion on: Why Go for Node.js Developers

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Philippe Modard

What are these gotchas?

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I do like alpine and recommend everyone giving it a try, but if people already have a complicated setup running on another system, it will be a lot of work to port it. You need to find out how to install all the dependencies you are using, deal with differing versions and varying configuration files. And there will be hard to figure out little differences when you - for example - need to compile some C dependency and can't figure out why it's not working with the C toolchain on that system.
Still, give it a try, maybe you don't have any problems with your setup. Docker image size is also not such a big problem if you use a lot of the same images and they can be reused.