What is Jib?
Jib builds Docker and OCI images for your Java applications and is available as plugins for Maven and Gradle.
Jib is a tool in the Container Tools category of a tech stack.
Jib is an open source tool with 8.1K GitHub stars and 729 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Jib's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Jib?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Jib
- Fast - Deploy your changes fast. Jib separates your application into multiple layers, splitting dependencies from classes. Now you don’t have to wait for Docker to rebuild your entire Java application - just deploy the layers that changed.
- Reproducible - Rebuilding your container image with the same contents always generates the same image. Never trigger an unnecessary update again.
- Daemonless - Reduce your CLI dependencies. Build your Docker image from within Maven or Gradle and push to any registry of your choice. No more writing Dockerfiles and calling docker build/push.
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