Will Docker change anything for Devs?

Will Docker change anything for Devs?

Docker is The Thing these days. Pretty much everyone has heard about it - how lean, lightweight & useful it is. Most likely you have seen the eye-catchy logo, went through very approachable tutorial, watched some basic demos. But did you try to look through the hype to verify whether it can be actually useful for you? No? Here's your opportunity, let's break some myths & look for actual value. Obvious stuff is ... obvious I expect you to know the basic marketing about Docker: it is "the virtualization 2.0" - significantly reduces the overhead on each "…

Read More

How I've pimped my x-system development with Docker

Setting your applications may get really messy - especially on Linux: different applications have different configuration approaches, they keep their binaries & data in different file-system locations (these differ because apps may have origins within varying Linux distributions). Once you set things up once, it's pretty hard to restore the previous state, especially if you've made some other changes in the meantime (for instance - installed something else). That's why provisioning tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible or Salt got that much popularity recently - but even with them, creating the cookbooks / recipes may still be very challenging: Linux is famous…

Read More