Docker has been a key part of success for Verdaccio. At the time of this writing, we have more than 4 million image pulls and this number is growing rapidly. The image provides an easy way to use Verdaccio in combination with tools like Kubernetes, Docker Compose or any other container orchestration system, simplifying deployment and integration with existing infrastructure.
This article will describe what has changed, all the improvements and benefits you will enjoy from migrating to the latest version.
Keep it small
The new image is three times smaller than the previous, shrinking down from 500MB to 150MB. We achieved this level of optimization by using multi-stage build which allows excluding dependencies and assets not required for the runtime.