SESSION details

Name: How to build & test cloud apps with LocalStack & Docker!

Date/time: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Pacific Time


DevOps teams across the globe are increasingly focusing time and energy on optimizing their cloud development and deployment flows. The traditional deploy-and-test cycles against public clouds can become slow and tedious, where developers often face several minutes of idle time between deployments that need to be frequently triggered during testing & debugging.

With the increasing popularity of Infrastructure-as-Code tools, like Terraform, CDK, or Pulumi, efficient testing of automated infrastructure deployments becomes critical. Testing cycles for deployments of complex stacks with large-scale resources, like Kafka clusters or database engines, can take 15+ minutes or more in the real cloud.

In this session, we’ll showcase how you can use LocalStack with Docker to create local cloud sandboxes, allowing you to develop & test cloud applications and infrastructure entirely on your local machine, reducing dev & test cycles from minutes to seconds. Pushing your local changes to a CI pipeline for automated testing becomes a breeze with Docker and Docker-compose.

We will cover interactive live coding to showcase common scenarios and use cases, different settings for local debugging of serverless functions and containerized apps, and some advanced new features, like Cloud Pods, that can radically enhance productivity and team collaboration patterns.

Join us in this talk to learn how LocalStack leverages the broad Docker ecosystem to enable local cloud development, including:

- The image which is distributed via the Docker Hub and allows users to get up and running on various operating systems and environments.

- The LocalStack Docker Extension which can spin up and manage LocalStack instances easily through an intuitive user interface.

- The LocalStack Cloud Pods which can be stored on a Docker Hub backend using the ORAS (OCI Registry as Storage) mechanism.