I’ve got a basic architecture set up in Kubernetes, a Laravel container for my application level code, and a Mysql container for my database. And I’m looking to implement a code compiling API service (as a seperate container) which accepts user generated code which I then run a docker container to compile the code and return the output to the user.
There’s some pretty raw implementations online but most of them use docker as a method of running user generated code compiling in an isolated environment (as you should) but the application itself is not hosted using containers or a container management system.
Questions is, how can I spin up docker containers to handle a task and then return the output to my Laravel API container before shutting the container down?
Apparently, running a docker container inside a docker container is not best practice.
- User sends a post request to Laravel API container
- Laravel API container will take the request and run a docker container to compile code
- Temporary docker container will return compiled output to Laravel API container before
- Laravel API container will return compiled response to end user.
I’m running my app in a Kubernetes cluster, and a Docker/Kubernetes solution is needed. I rather not have to run raw commands of starting a Docker container in my application level code but have a more higher level solution.