John Willis

Docker Tutorial 10 – Docker Compose

This is a casual Docker tutorial series. We will start out first with very simple sessions on how to install and use the docker run command. In future videos we will hit more advanced topics.     This tenth video talks about Docker Compose. We will cover basic installation and show how to create YML files to compose containers. Will will also use an Nginx/Tomcat stack as one of the examples.

David Messina

Docker Selected as a Gartner Cool Vendor in DevOps

Docker is pleased to have been included in Gartner’s latest “Cool Vendors in DevOps, 2015“report, published April 21. In the report, Gartner notes: “As virtualization and cloud applications grow beyond being single images run on premise to being comprised of multiple tiers that can be run and scaled in a hybrid cloud, new approaches are needed to reduce complexity.” Docker is focused on reducing the complexities of building, shipping and running distributed applications, whether deployed on prem or in the cloud. We blieve our inclusion in the report reflects the progress that we’ve made over the last year to develop the tools and technologies that increase productivity for development and operations teams alike  – at every phase of the distributed application lifecycle.

David Messina

Docker’s 2nd Birthday Wishes: Q&A with Solomon Hykes, Founder of Docker

Docker turns two this week. To celebrate the incredible contributions of our community in such a short period of time and to continue to support and grow it, we are kicking off our first ever open-source-a-thon. The goal is to introduce the skill and potential of contributing to open source to over 1,500 developers around the world, while supporting a charity near and dear to us; marine life and oceanic conservation. We wish to adopt a real female blue whale–Molly Dock–to be a companion to our own Moby Dock.   Aside from our collective wishes for more open source and better oceanic conservation, we asked Solomon what his birthday wishes were for the Docker community he founded two years ago this week. We also asked him to reflect on the initial Docker launch at Pycon and other accomplishments of the Continue reading…

Kitematic a Docker GUI joins the Docker family

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Kitematic, the fastest and easiest way to use Docker on the Mac.  Because Docker is a tool for developers, we find that the developers in the ecosystem build the best tools for Docker.  Orchard’s Fig (now Compose) and SocketPlane are great examples of where great ideas were generated in the ecosystem to improving the developer experience and providing operational flexibility for distributed applications. Today with Kitematic, we take another step in simplifying the developer experience and making Docker accessible to new and different software developers – further growing and enriching the community and ecosystem together.

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Victor Coisne

Docker Online Meetup: Machine, Swarm and Compose.

Last week, our very own Ben Firshman led a very well attended Docker Online meetup covering the release of three new open source tools for orchestrating distributed applications: Machine, Swarm and Compose.   In addition to covering the basics of each of these projects, Ben also answered a couple of questions from attendees. As mentioned in a previous blog post, these tools are not ready for production yet, but we’d really like for you to try them out and tell us what you think. 

Victor Coisne

Your Docker schedule at IBM Interconnect 2015

Next week starts the giant IBM Interconnect Conference in Las Vegas, NV. If you are attending the conference come talk to us at the Docker Booth 202-4 and learn more about Docker by attending some of the sessions listed below. The Docker team will be there through out the conference to answer all the questions you might have, share Docker best practices and give away Docker t-shirts!  

David Messina

Atlassian Stash Dockerized and On Docker Hub

We are excited to be highlighting new collaboration with our friends at Atlassian.  They’ve made their enterprise Git repository solution, Stash, available for a frictionless trial through our Docker Hub hosted registry service to go zero-to-Stash in a minute.  This is strong validation from a leader in the application development lifecycle to recognize the value of leveraging dockerization and Docker Hub as a simple way to distribute their applications to developers.  It’s a very cool example of “meeting developers where they’re at” and given how many dev teams that Atlassian works with, it’s a great opportunity for their users to use the two together.  

Victor Vieux

DockerCon EU: Introducing Docker Swarm

At DockerCon EU we introduced Docker Swarm: a Docker-native clustering system. It allows you to connect to a single Docker endpoint and run containers on an entire cluster. Docker Swarm comes with a simple discovery service, for an easy setup. If you already have a discover service within your infrastructure like consul or etcd, you can use those instead.