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Download the latest SDK image here:

Unzip that folder into a working directory. Inside you should see something like this:



Import the spark_sdk image into docker using the docker load command.

 docker load < spark_sdk.img
If you see this error it means Docker Desktop is not running:

error during connect: Get http://%2F%2F.%2Fpipe%2Fdocker_engine/v1.40/images/json: open //./pipe/docker_engine: The system cannot find the file specified. In the default daemon configuration on Windows, the docker client must be run elevated to connect. This error may also indicate that the docker daemon is not running.

Confirm that the import worked by running docker images which should list the new image.

c:\bts> docker images
REPOSITORY                          TAG            IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
bluetradingsystems/spark_sdk        latest         e2be89436e73        4 hours ago         3.89GB


To update your Spark SDK simply download an unzip a new and use docker load < spark_sdk.img to overwrite the old image with the new one.

To preserve the old image so you can go back to it later run docker tag spark_sdk spark_sdk:your_custom_tag before loading the new SDK image.

Re-build the Dev Container

If you are using Visual Studio Code you also need to rebuild the dev-container so it picks up the new image.

Inside VSCode

To re-build from inside Visual Studio Code. Click the 'Remote Explorer' icon on the left hand side. You should see your spark_sdk project listed under the Containers section. Right click on it and select rebuild-container.

Command Line

To re-build from the command line run docker ps -a and find the row with the spark_sdk image.

CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                          COMMAND                  CREATED              STATUS                      PORTS                                NAMES
54d96cfa3888        spark_sdk                      "/bin/sh -c 'echo Co…"   About a minute ago   Up About a minute >9000-9001/tcp   quizzical_lichterman

Then run docker rm 54d96cfa3888 (use your container id instead of 54d96cfa3888) or docker rm quizzical_lichterman (use your container name).

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