17 Sep 2015 in Docker, Overview

Dockerfile Instructions and Syntax

In my previous post we learnt about Docker basics and its installation process on a non-Linux system. We also learnt about Docker architecture and the terminology used while dealing with Docker. But what next?

All this knowledge is no good if can’t solve a real life problem.

We all know that Docker simplifies application deployment via containerization. But how does that happen, and how can you use Docker to deploy your own application quickly?

To understand this, we need to understand the image creation process and the steps to spawn a container from an image.

So, let’s start with the process of creating Docker images.

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15 Sep 2015 in Docker, Perspective

Why I'm Excited About Docker

Docker is already being used in production by big companies, has received a tremendous amount of publicity, and continues to spur excitement in the tech industry. For a project that is only two years old, this success is unprecedented.

In the first post of this miniseries, I’d like to share the reasons behind my excitement about Docker and explain why I think Docker has made my work as a developer easier. In the second post in this miniseries, I will summarise what I learnt from the interesting announcements and demos at DockerCon, which took place in San Francisco in June.

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10 Sep 2015 in Series: Ready Made, Java, Round-up

Ready-made Java-based Containers, Part One

Despite not being seen as very "trendy", Java is a hugely popular and important language that dominates the mobile market, open source, and of course, the enterprise. Did you know, for instance, that 63% of the projects at The Apache Software Foundation are written in Java?

Fortunately, Java developers aren’t left out in the cold by advances in container technology. And this post highlights four popular Java-based Docker images, their configuration, and how they can help your team work more efficiently.

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8 Sep 2015 in Support

Pandas: Performing in Public

How we learned to love letting it all hang out...

Support Panda

After each support call here at Engine Yard we ask our customers:

"How'd we do?"

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