Docker Hub Improvements

Docker Hub has become an integral part of the Docker experience for our incredible community. As our user community has scaled exponentially, we have begun to put significant effort into improving its scale, performance and reliability. A number of these changes have happened through new software releases, but we also have made significant upgrades in hardware which happened during our recent scheduled maintenance window.    

DockerCon EU: What’s new with Docker Hub?

At DockerCon EU we introduced three new features that we will be releasing on the Docker Hub, in the coming weeks: email invites, web hooks 2.0 and an Automated build dashboard. We also talked about some other features we hope to have released in the near future. Watch the video to checkout the new features, and then head on over to Docker Hub and try them out in person.

Introducing The Docker Beta Group

The Docker index team is working hard on adding new features all the time, and we need your help. We have a bunch of features that need to be tested before we will be releasing them to the general public. If you are interested in trying out these new features before they are available, please sign up for the new Docker Beta Group. The Docker Beta Group is a new mailing list, where we will announce new features that need to be beta tested. If you want to be involved in a particular beta test, then you just need to follow the directions in the email. There is no commitment required for joining the Docker Beta Group, and you can cancel at any time. Anyone participating in a beta test would be expected to use the new feature, and give Continue reading…

Introducing Trusted Builds

We are proud to announce that we have added a new feature to the docker index called Trusted Builds. With this new feature it allows you to connect your GitHub account and add a post commit hook to your repository, so that when you push a commit, it will trigger a build and update your image inside of the docker index. This makes it really easy to keep your docker images up to date with your latest code. You can tell which repositories are built from the Trusted Build service by looking for the “Trusted Build” badge on the repository page. Here is an example of a Trusted Build repository page. The Trusted Build repository page, displays the Dockerfile used to create the repository, so you can see how it was created. It also has links to the Github project Continue reading…

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Docker at DjangoCon US 2013

I had the pleasure of being chosen as a speaker at this years DjangoCon US conference in Chicago last week. My talk was mostly about Docker, but also how you can use it to make your life easier when developing Django. I think the talk went well, but due to the short talk time, I wasn’t able to go into too much of the details around how it relates to Django. I was also the first talk of the conference so I was the guinee pig for some of the technical issues, and my demo didn’t go as well as I had hoped. To make up for these two shortfalls, I felt I owed it to everyone who attended to write up a follow up blog post that included a more detailed demo covering the areas that I wasn’t able Continue reading…

Introducing Docker Weekly

In the short amount of time since Docker has been released the Docker community and eco-system has exploded, and it has become a full time job keeping track of what is going on. To make this easier for everyone, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Docker Weekly newsletter. The goal of Docker Weekly is to make it easier for you to keep track of what is going on in the Docker community, without requiring a lot of your valuable time. If you have something you wish to share with the Docker community please let us know by tweeting us at @Docker and we will do our best to include it in future newsletters. If you are interested in receiving Docker Weekly all you need to do is fill out the form on the right.

Name the Docker whale and create our Tagline

What should we name the Docker whale? Mitch Merry votes for Humphrey. What should the Docker tagline be? Maybe “containerization is the new virtualization“? Tell us what you think in this 2 questions survey and get a chance to win Docker tee-shirts + stickers. UPDATE: submissions have been closed.

Running Docker on Digital Ocean with Ubuntu

Originally published at I recently wrote a post on how to get Docker up and running on Rackspace and since then I have received some requests on how to get it up and running on other hosts. One of those hosts is Digital Ocean a hot new Cloud hosting provider that offers a 512MB 20GB SSD VPS for only $5.00 / month. A really great deal, and also a great price if you want to play around with some new tool and not have to worry about possibly breaking a production server. This post should guide you though the process of getting an Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 VPS up and running with Docker.