Solana dev quick start using Docker
Solana dev quick start using Docker

Solana dev quick start using Docker

Problem Statement

It is really a pain in the a** to correctly setup all of these


If you are lucky, you can use the official docs to install the latest version. But, it is a hit or miss to a lot of people due to OS compatible and problem with existing software environment. Or you can build Solana from source code but it cause a bigger problem since the debugversion of the build is some where 11GB with over 800 packages to build and ton of dependencies. To be honest, if you can build Solana from source code, you are already a Rust Master but most of new builders are not. Additionally, front-end development with Solana is troublesome with all the webpack 4→5 broken update and stuffs.

Solution proposal

How about a Docker repo that bundle with stable and tested Solana binary, coming with Anchor pre-installed which is ready for both Rust programming and Web3 client development? Better, there is a script that help create a new project folder which is hot-loaded with the Container.

The final result would look this neat:

anchor_wrapper init [my-project] [docker_image:tag]

After this script, following actions will taken place:

  • docker_image:tagwill be downloaded if it is not existed on the machine yet
  • A new container will be started and the container id will be returned
  • Anchor will setup my-project and make sure it is hot loaded with the docker container

After this step, building and testing will happens on the container seamlessly.

Also, something similar for the Front-End development with @solana/web3.js and @project-serum/anchor is also required.


  • We welcome idea to make the workflow easier.
Your Mission: Build a program that help new builder start coding Solana Program just in few minutes. Deadline: 7 Mar 2023


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