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Wojtek Krzywiec Author

Sure, it is. I don't want to complicate my original blog post and I think introducing a multistage concept right now is not that good (I'll do it in upcoming article) but here is an example of such Dockerfile.

FROM gradle:6.7-jdk8 AS build
RUN mkdir -p /workspace
WORKDIR /workspace
COPY . /workspace
RUN gradle build

FROM java:8-jdk-alpine
COPY --from=build /workspace/build/libs/nasapicture-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.war /usr/app/
WORKDIR /usr/app
ENTRYPOINT ["java", "-jar", "nasapicture-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.war"]
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Please let me know if you have any questions

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Raman Sharma

Awesome. Thanks a lot.

I was just trying to get a containerized Java app running on DigitalOcean App Platform. Here it is:

GitHub logo creativefisher / Nasa-Picture

Single-page application which display NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Raman Sharma

And here is the deployed app: nasa-picture-2-bdhmn.ondigitalocea...

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Wojtek Krzywiec Author

Great! 🙂 Again thanks for pointing this out in the post.

And also I'm really impressed that you have adapted this project to deploy it on Digital Ocean