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Image2Docker: A New Tool for Prototyping Windows VM Conversions

Docker is a great tool for building, shipping, and running your applications. Many companies are already moving their legacy applications to Docker containers and now with the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Docker Engine can now run containers  natively on Windows.To make it even easier, there’s a new prototyping tool for Windows VMs that shows you how to replicate a VM Image to a container. Docker Captain Trevor Sullivan recently released the Image2Docker tool, an open source project we’re hosting on GitHub. Still in it’s early stages, Image2Docker is a Powershell module that you can point at a virtual hard disk image, scan for common Windows components and suggest a Dockerfile. And to make it even easier, we’re hosting it in the Powershell Gallery to make it easy to install and use. In Powershell, just type: Install-Module -Name Image2Docker And Continue reading…

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Docker Labs Repo Continues to Grow

Back in May, we launched the Docker Labs repo in an effort to provide the community with a central place to both learn from and contribute to Docker tutorials. We now have 16 separate labs and tutorials, with 16 different contributors, both from Docker and from the community. And it all started with a birthday party. Back in March, Docker celebrated it’s third birthday with more than 125 events around the world to teach new users how to use Docker. The tutorial was very popular, and we realized people would like this kind of content. So we migrated it to the labs repository as a beginner tutorial. Since then, we’ve added tutorials on using .NET and Windows containers, Docker for Java developers, our DockerCon labs and much more.     Today we wanted to call out a new series of tutorials on developer tools. Continue reading…

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Docker Hub Hits 5 Billion Pulls

Last week, the total number of image pulls from the Docker Hub Repository Service reached 5 billion. That’s an increase of 150% since just February. It’s pretty amazing for a three year old project. Docker Hub has become a part of the daily life of developers because it

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Swarm Mode on a Raspberry Pi Cluster

Last week I sat down with Dieter Reuter from Hypriot. Dieter is a Docker Captain who spends a lot of time working with ARM and Raspberry Pis in particular. Dieter told me how excited he is by Swarm Mode in particular because of how easy it would be to set-up a collection of Internet of Things devices to work together securely. So we took a look at how easy it is to set-up a Raspberry Pi cluster and run Docker 1.12 in Swarm Mode. Here’s how he ran Swarm Mode: So if you want to set-up a cluster of your own, he’s provided this helpful guide with a bit more details on how to set-up a Raspberry Pi Cluster in 29 minutes. Also a number of people have asked after the visualizer that he’s using in demo. This is a Continue reading…

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Announcing the Docker for Mac and Windows Public Beta

Back in March, we launched a private beta for a new ambitious project called Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows. Our major goal was to bring a native Docker experience to Mac and Windows, making it easier for developers to work with Docker in their own environments. And thousands agreed. Over thirty thousand applied in the first 24 hours. And by last week, we let in over seventy thousand. And now all you need to get started developing is Docker and a text editor. No more installing dependencies and runtimes just to debug applications.

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Docker and .NET Core CLR Release Candidate 2

When Microsoft open sourced the .NET Framework in 2014 and released runtimes for Linux in November last year, we knew interesting things were going to happen. Today, Microsoft announced the second Release Candidate for .NET Core CLR. To celebrate, we took a look at using .NET Core with Docker and the also released new version of Visual Studio Tools for Docker. Turns out Microsoft is doing some interesting stuff.

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Docker at OSCON: The Highlights

OSCON is the largest open source conference of the year, and Docker has a big presence again this year. OSCON starts with Open Container Day because of the importance the container ecosystem has taken on for the open source world. There will be lots of Docker content at OSCON and Open Container Day, including a keynote by Docker’s founder, CTO and Chief Product Officer, Solomon Hykes, on May 18th. There’s too many sessions on Docker at OSCON to include in just one blog post, so here are the highlights from the Docker team:

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Docker at /Build

Every year, Microsoft welcomes thousands of developers to their /Build conference. This year, whether you’re attending live in San Francisco, or watching online, there will be lots of Docker at /Build. Building from the announcement last week of the beta for Docker for Mac and Windows, we’re excited to share at /Build how Docker is making improvements to the developer toolbox providing developers the flexibility, from desktop to cloud, to accelerate application development and deploy anywhere.