I really like the idea of containers, a reproducible context that our apps can
rely on. However, I really dislike having to create a
Dockerfile to define my
container images. I always need to copy & paste it from somewhere and it takes me
some time to get it right.
That’s why I like using Google Cloud
Buildpacks to build
containers without having to worry about a
I’m happy to announce that, as of yesterday, Google Cloud Buildpacks now supports .NET 6 (the latest LTS version) apps as well!
What does this mean for you?
Here’s a .NET 6 Hello World
app with a
You can build the container image and deploy to Cloud Run in one step:
gcloud run deploy $SERVICE_NAME \ --source . \ --allow-unauthenticated \ --region $REGION
This uses the .NET buildpack and the
Dockerfile to build the container image
and then deploy to Cloud Run:
This command is equivalent to running `gcloud builds submit --tag [IMAGE] .` and `gcloud run deploy dotnet6 --image [IMAGE]` Building using Dockerfile and deploying container to Cloud Run service [dotnet6] in project [dotnet-atamel] region [europe-west1]
Better yet, if you remove the
Dockerfile, the .NET buildpack detects the .NET
version and builds the image for you:
This command is equivalent to running `gcloud builds submit --pack image=[IMAGE] .` and `gcloud run deploy dotnet6 --image [IMAGE]` Building using Buildpacks and deploying container to Cloud Run service [dotnet6] in project [knative-atamel] region [europe-west1]
This not only works for .NET 6 but for .NET 5 and all the .NET versions after .NET Core 1.0!
Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @meteatamel for any questions/feedback.