Solomon Hykes

Introducing Docker 0.5.0 Dear Dockers, Today we are happy to introduce a new release of Docker. In addition to numerous stability and usability fixes, this release adds support for external volumes, advanced networking options, a vastly improved self-hosted registry, and dozens of other improvements.

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Louis Opter

At dotCloud, we are very happy users of collectd. collectd is a metrics collection daemon, an alternative (much superior, in my opinion) to Munin that you might know. At dotCloud we use collectd to collect system metrics, but it could also be used for business or application oriented metrics quite easily. collectd is basically a big loop, which read (i.e: collect) and/or write (in a storage backend like RRDs, on the network, etc.) metrics at a configurable interval. collectd is very efficient at that, and since it’s modular, a collectd daemon can be configured to collect metrics, store them or…

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Guillaume J. Charmes

Everyday the Docker community is building awesome tools and projects with and for Docker. Today we want to share some of them with you. 1. Projects built with Docker JiffyLab – web based environment for the instruction, or lightweight use of, Python and UNIX shell by Preston Holmes – 26 Jun, 2013 > https://github.com/ptone/jiffylab > http://ptone.com/dablog/2013/06/introducing-jiffylab/ > http://www.youtube.com/embed/NkPO6nb9owE Dokku – Docker powered mini-Heroku. The smallest PaaS implementation you’ve ever seen by Jeff Lindsay – Jun 10, 2013 > http://progrium.com/blog/2013/06/19/dokku-the-smallest-paas-implementation-youve-ever-seen/ > https://github.com/progrium/dokku > http://vimeo.com/68631325 Memcached as a Service by Julien Barbier – Apr 14, 2013 > https://github.com/jbarbier/SaaS_Memcached > http://www.slideshare.net/julienbarbier42/building-a-saas-using-docker > http://www.memcachedasaservice.com/

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Roberto Hashioka

Motivation I’ve worked for the last 4 years in the financial market and I’m a heavy Excel user. I also use the browser a lot and since I started my summer job as financial intern at dotCloud I’ve been playing with docker. So, why don’t we take advantage of the cloud and use these and other heavy applications (in terms of processing and memory usage) within a container (lighter than a normal VM). Let’s get started!

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Jérôme Petazzoni

Highlights of this article (TL,DR): we’ll show how to use buildroot to create a basic but fully functional container using less than 4 MB of disk space (uncompressed). Then we will apply the same technique to obtain a PostgreSQL image which fits in less than 20 MB (not including your databases, of course). You can play with those containers at once if you want. Just run “docker run jpetazzo/pglite”, and within seconds, you will have a PostgreSQL server running on your machine! I like containers, because they are lighter than virtual machines. This means that they will use less disk…

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Thatcher Peskens

The initial release of Docker pretty much took everyone by surprise. That is, including those working on the visual style. So our initial style was put together quickly. We are now proud to announce a new logo and visual style for Docker. Over the past weeks we have worked with some of the best designers of 99Designs to create a logo that fits our project and communicates our values of expedition, automation, encapsulation and simplification. Out of 84 total designs, a final poll was created. Over 50 people from our community participated to help choose this final logo. We owe a big thanks to Lachlan…

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Solomon Hykes

We are very excited to announce that dotCloud has joined the Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Docker obviously depends on a number of technologies developed by the members of the Linux community—including LinuX Containers (LXC), cgroups, and the kernel itself. Ultimately, our goal is to build the “button” that enables any code to instantly and consistently run on any server anywhere. Achieving that goal is dependent not only on having a thriving open source community for Docker, but also by the continued success and spread…

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Guillaume J. Charmes

Here are 14 tutorials and articles written by the community on different subjects, that would certainly help you improve your docker skills in minutes. Getting Docker to Run on Linode & Push-button Deployment with Docker by Nick Stinemates – Jun 19 2013 > http://nick.stinemat.es/ Deploy Java Apps With Docker = Awesome by Nicola Paolucci – Jun 13, 2013 > http://blogs.atlassian.com/2013/06/deploy-java-apps-with-docker-awesome/ Deploying django using docker by Javed Khan – Jun 14, 2013 > http://agiliq.com/blog/2013/06/deploying-django-using-docker/ Building Your Own Platform Service Using Docker by Jeff Lindsay & Solomon Hykes at GlueCon 2013 – May 22, 2013 > http://vimeo.com/67284401 Using Docker to build FireFox by Gregory Szorc – May 19, 2013 > http://gregoryszorc.com/blog/2013/05/19/using-docker-to-build-firefox/

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