Demystifying Google Container Tool Jib: A Java Image Builder

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  • distroless

    🥑 Language focused docker images, minus the operating system.

    Since there are no package managers installed and you cannot do ssh to your container running with distroless base image makes them hard for debugging. In an ideal world, you would add better logging then you know enable shell access for your containers. But there are ways with which you can add shell support and debug your application.

  • dive

    A tool for exploring each layer in a docker image

    You can inspect images created by Jib using the Dive tool. As you can see on RHS, we have exploded directory structure for classes, resources and dependencies in the following path and their size is very minimal.

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  • spring-boot-jib

    This project is about Containerizing a Spring Boot Application With Jib

    Furthermore to dig deeper, now we will use the simple spring boot application that was used in the previous article. The source code is available here. We will run maven in debug mode to understand these layers. However, In the following logs, you will see only dependencies, resources, and classes as separate layers since we don't have other dependencies.

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