John Willis

Dockercast Interview: Docker Captain Stefan Scherer on Microsoft and Docker

In this podcast we chat with Docker Captain and newly minted Microsoft MVP Stefan Scherer. Stefan has done some fantastic work with Docker for Windows and Microservices. We also talk about how lift and shift models work really well for Docker and Windows and Stefan walks us through some of the basics of running Docker on Windows. In addition to the podcast, below is his interview on why being a Captain allows him to give back to the awesome Docker community. Dockercast with Stephen Scherer Interview with Stefan Scherer How has Docker impacted what you do on a daily basis? Docker helps me to keep my machines clean. I realize more and more that you only need a few tools on your laptop, keeping it clean and lean. And instead of writing documentation on how to build a piece of software, describe all Continue reading…

Elton Stoneman

Learn Docker with More Hands-On Labs

Docker Labs is a rich resource for technical folks from any background to learn Docker. Since the last update on the Docker Blog, three new labs have been published covering Ruby, SQL Server and running a Registry on Windows. The self-paced, hands-on labs are a popular way for people to learn how to use Docker for specific scenarios, and it’s a resource which is growing with the help of the community. New Labs Ruby FAQ. You can Dockerize Ruby and Ruby on Rails apps, but there are considerations around versioning, dependency management and the server runtimes. The Ruby FAQ walks through some of the challenges in moving Ruby apps to Docker and proposes solutions. This lab is just beginning, we would love to have your contributions. SQL Server Lab. Microsoft maintain a SQL Server Express image on Docker Hub that runs in a Windows Continue reading…

Docker Weekly Roundup | October 23, 2016

  The last week of October 2016 is over and you know what that means; another Docker news roundup. Highlights include Windows workloads with Image2Docker, part four of the SwarmKit series, and a Docker InfraKit test-drive! As we begin a new week, let’s recap our five top stories: Windows Workloads with Image2Docker – a community supported and designed project to demonstrate the ease of creating Windows Containers from existing servers. Interested parties are encouraged to fork it, play with it and contribute pull requests back to the community. SwarmKit – Part 4 –  a tutorial series on Docker SwarmKit led by Gabriel Schenker. Part four of the series explains how to create a swarm in the cloud and run a sample application on it. Docker Volumes  – user instructions on how to make sure posts and images stay permanent via Docker volumes, even with an Continue reading…

Docker Weekly Roundup | September 18, 2016

  It’s time for your weekly roundup! Get caught up on the top Docker news including; how to maintain dev environments for Java web apps, scale with Swarm, and make your CI/CD pipeline work for you. As we begin a new week, let’s recap our top five most-read stories of the week of September 18, 2016: Debugging Java in Docker tutorial for building a Java web application using containers and three popular Java IDEs: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and Netbeans by Sophia Parafina.  Orchestration Workshop instructional workshop to scale out an app, operate and go deeper in Docker Swarm by Jerome Petazzoni.   PiZero Swarm with OTG  detailed explanation on how to build your own PiZero Swarm with OTG networking by Docker Captain Alex Ellis. Docker-based Workflow Learn how to make your CI/CD pipeline work with these four tips for an effective Continue reading…

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Jenny Burcio

5 Minutes with the Docker Captains

Docker Captain is a distinction that Docker awards select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their Docker knowledge with others. This week we are highlighting 3 of our outstanding Captains who are making September one filled with Docker learnings and events. Read on to learn more about how they got started, what they love most about Docker, and why Docker. Alex Ellis Alex is a Principal Application Developer with expertise in the full Microsoft .NET stack, Node.js and Ruby. He enjoys making robots and IoT-connected projects with Linux and the Raspberry PI microcomputer. He is a writer for Linux User and Developer magazine and also produces tutorials on Docker, coding and IoT for his tech blog at alexellis.io. As a Docker Captain, how do you share that learning with the community? Continue reading…

Karen Bajza

Your Docker Agenda for September

From webinars to workshops, meetups to conference talks, September is packed with lots of Docker events. Check out the list of upcoming events sorted by continent below: Official Docker Training Courses Introduction to Docker: This is a two-day, on-site or classroom-based training course which introduces you to the Docker platform and takes you through installing, integrating, and running it in your working environment. Sep 5-6: Introduction to Docker with Luis Herrera – Docker Captain – Madrid, Spain Sep 12-13: Introduction to Docker with Contino – London, United Kingdom Sep 15-16: Introduction to Docker with AKRA – Hamburg, Germany Sep 19-20: Introduction to Docker with Alterway – St. Cloud, France   Docker Administration and Operations: The Docker Administration and Operations course consists of both the Introduction to Docker course, followed by the Advanced Docker Topics course, held over four consecutive days. Sep 12-15: Docker Administration and Operations with Luis Herrera – Docker Captain – Madrid, Spain Continue reading…

Weekly Roundup: Top 5 Docker articles of the week

  This week, we announced the launch of the Docker Scholarship program, got to know our featured Docker Captains, and aired the first #Dockercast episode. As we begin a new week, let’s recap our top 5 most-read stories for the week of August 14, 2016:   Docker Scholarship Program: Docker announced the launch of a new scholarship program, in partnership with Reactor Core, a network of coding schools. The application period is open and interested applicants can apply here. Docker Captains: meet and greet with our three selected August Captains. Learn how they got started, what they love most about Docker, and why Docker. Dockercast Episode 1: this podcast guest stars Ilan Rabinovitch the Director of Technical Community at Datadog and discusses Monitoring-as-a-Service, Docker metadata and Docker container monitoring information. Docker on Raspberry Pi: an informative guide to getting started Continue reading…

Jenny Burcio

5 Minutes with the Docker Captains

Docker Captain is a distinction that Docker awards select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their Docker knowledge with others. Captains are Docker ambassadors (not Docker employees) and their genuine love of all things Docker has a huge impact on the Docker community – whether they are blogging, writing books, speaking, running workshops, creating tutorials and classes, offering support in forums, or organizing and contributing to local events – they make Docker’s mission of democratizing technology possible. Whether you are new to Docker or have been a part of the community for awhile, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Docker Captains with your challenges, questions, speaking requests and more.