Level Up with Earthly
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Level Up with Earthly

Repeatable Builds for a Containerized World

About the Book

Earthly is an amazing build tool, and we really believe it will change the industry. Whilst Earthly is beautifully simple and elegant concept, it's easy to not be able to see the wood for all the trees. This is where this book comes in!

In this book we will do our best to guide you through getting acquainted with Earthly and how to get up and running quickly with it so that you're getting immediate value from your efforts. We take it slow, we don't skip the fine print, and we give as much context as we can.

About the Authors

Peter Membrey
Peter Membrey

Peter Membrey is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered IT Professional and a Chartered Engineer with nearly a quarter of a century in the field. He has a doctorate in engineering and a masters degree in IT specialising in Information Security. He's co-authored over a dozen books, a number of research papers on a variety of topics and has recently been awarded the Distinguished Contributor award by the IEEE Computer Society.

These days he is focusing his efforts on creating a more private Internet, raising awareness of STEM and helping people to reach their potential in the field.

His personal site is at https://the.engineer/

Table of Contents

    • Is this book for me?
    • Preface
      • Why should I buy this book now?
      • How can I be sure that the content is fresh and accurate?
      • How can I be sure you’ll finish the book?
      • What sort of feedback do you value?
      • Why are you writing this book?
      • Does it replace the online documentation?
  • The Landscape
    • Introduction
      • The bad old days
      • Today
      • The future (aka Hello Earthly!)
    • Getting up and running with Earthly
    • Overview of Docker concepts
    • Repeatability and reproducibility
  • The Basics
    • Breaking it down
    • Args, Env and Secrets
    • Custom commands
  • Advanced
    • Running Docker / Docker Compose / Terraform
    • Earthly accounts / orgs
    • Cloud Secret Storage
    • Remote Caching
    • Building with artifacts / Targeting (mono repo vs poly repo)
    • Debugging
    • Running commands locally (with conditionals)
    • Advanced config settings
    • Multiplatform builds
  • Appendices
    • Contributors

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