Michael Chiang

Announcing Docker Toolbox: The fastest way to get Docker running in development

Today we’re announcing a new installer for Mac OS X and Windows called Docker Toolbox. We’ve been hearing again and again that it can be difficult to get up and started with Docker in development, particularly when you’ve got your app defined with Compose and then have to install Compose separately. With the popularity of Compose, Kitematic and Boot2Docker, we realized we needed to make all the pieces work better together.

Jeff Morgan

Reactive Containers: How Kitematic works hand-in-hand with the Docker CLI

written by Jeff Morgan, Software Engineer at Docker, Inc.  Introduction Kitematic is a desktop app for Mac & Windows with the purpose of helping new Docker users run their first container in minutes. Kitematic streamlines the install process to setup a local Docker environment and provides a GUI to pull, build and run containers. If you haven’t tried it yet, you can download Kitematic at kitematic.com/download. A primary goal of Kitematic is to be interoperable with the Docker CLI and provide a seamless experience between the two. For example, a user should be able to start a container by running the command docker run hello-world in the Docker Client and see the result reflected in Kitematic and vice-versa.  Further, our aim is to have Kitematic work out-of-box with other Docker tools such as Docker Compose.

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Michael Chiang

Kitematic for Windows Alpha Now Available!

Soon to be the fastest and easiest way to run Docker containers on your Windows PC Today is an exciting day for those who love Windows and want to be part of the Docker community! The Kitematic for Windows alpha program is now available – sign up here for access now!

Michael Chiang

Setting Up a Minecraft Server Using Docker – Part 1

This is a quick tutorial demonstrating how to set up a local Minecraft server on Docker using Kitematic.   Create a Minecraft Server Container First, if you haven’t yet done so, download and start Kitematic. Once installed and running, create a container from the recommended Minecraft image by clicking the “Create” button.

Michael Chiang

Docker Hub Private Repos Now Supported in Kitematic!

The team has been busy since our last release where we added a “Try on Desktop” button within the Docker Hub user interface.  This time we are adding the Docker experience to the Kitematic UI.  The Kitematic v0.6 release introduces the ability to pull and run your private Docker Hub images in Kitematic.

Sean Li

Try on Desktop Button for Docker Hub

We’re excited to announce a new feature on Docker Hub (for Mac users right now) – a button that pulls, configures and runs Docker containers for you on your desktop in a single click. We do this by using an external protocol handler that talks to Kitematic, a desktop GUI app for Docker. This is the first step of connecting Kitematic to the Docker Hub!