Been using nomad for a few years now at the customer I got the question couple of weeks ago from some colleagues if nomad could be used to replace docker-compose.

The reason behind the question is mainly to not vendor lock yourself for local development with the whole docker eco system.

Since I like a certain level of challenge and I do believe it's a valid use case I gave it a try.

This resulted in a nomad-local-development repository. The 2 major hurdles to take where to use one file like docker-compose.yml and dns resolving between the containers.

The …