Django, Hot Reload in Docker (VIDEO)

The sample mentioned in this article provides a HOT Reload in Docker when the Django code is updated or the templates.

Django Corporate - HOT Reload in Docker, crafted by AppSeed
Django Corporate - HOT Reload in Docker

Hello! The video mentioned in this article presents Django Corporate an open-source starter enhanced with HOT Reload when running in Docker. This is useful for those that prefer to write the code in isolated environments like Docker and see the changes without restarting the instance (source code saved on GitHub). Thank you!  

This enhancement was possible based on the following changes made to the Docker scripts:

Define the codebase as a volume in docker-compose.yml
version: "3.8"
    container_name: appseed_app
    restart: always   <-- NEW (For HOT reload)
    build: .
      - ./:/app       <-- NEW (For HOT reload)
      - db_network
      - web_network

✅  Force Gunicorn reload in
set -e

# Function to start Gunicorn with dynamic reload-extra-file options
start_gunicorn() {
    # Generate the reload-extra-file options dynamically
    extra_files=$(find /app/templates -name "*.html" -printf "--reload-extra-file %p ")

    # Start Gunicorn
    echo "Starting Gunicorn..."
    gunicorn --config --reload --reload-engine=poll $extra_files core.wsgi

# Start Gunicorn

The above changes combined will trigger a HOT Reload in Docker if we change the Python code or the template files. The demonstration of this feature can be visualized in this short YoutTube material:

Django, HOT Reload in Docker

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