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Wondering why you did not use the Docker-Compose capabilities to do:
- Health Checks
- Specify start up dependencies

But instead used, 'nc' test in the files. Obviously its a good simple approach but....

So example:

test: ["CMD", "curl", "-f", "http://localhost:8080"]
interval: 5s
timeout: 5s
retries: 10

condition: service_healthy

condition: service_healthy
John C Carnell (44) [Avatar] Offline

Actually a pretty simple answer. When I first began writing the book, docker-compose did not have the health check capabilities in it. I started the book almost a 2 years before it was actually published smilie. Using docker-compose is a better approach. The use of NC was just a very simple way of getting started.

For things like the database and Kafka containers, I probably could have written a side-car endpoint that could be used to determine when the database is fully up, but chose to keep it simple.