Mike Coleman

There’s Application Virtualization and There’s Docker

In what appears to be a recurring theme (which I promise I’ll move off of soon), I’m going to spend some time talking about what Docker isn’t – Docker is not application virtualization. I spent a good amount of time at VMware where I worked on VMware View (which begat Horizon View which begat Horizon 7), so I’m more than a bit familiar with desktop and application virtualization. And, I understand why some people, when they first hear us talk about leveraging Docker for application portability they think along the lines of App-V, XenApp or ThinApp.

Web Development with Docker, Docker-Machine, Docker-Compose, Tmux, Tmuxinator, and Watchdog

TL,DR I’m a developer on the Hub team at Docker, Inc. My realm of responsibility spans three different projects: Docker Hub, Registry Hub and www.docker.com. Each of these are Django applications with their own PostgreSQL, Redis, and RabbitMQ instances. I want to be able to “start projects” from one command and not only have everything running, but also have logs, Python shells, file system monitoring, a shell at the root of each project, and git fetch –all without having to type it all myself over and over and over again. This post will describe the development environment I built to accomplish that. I work on a Mac, while some of my co-workers use Linux boxes, but this development environment works (or should work) cross platform. Using Tmux, Tmuxinator, Docker, Compose, Machine, and Watchdog I can have an easy to use Continue reading…

Adam Herzog

Adrian Cockcroft to Speak @ DockerCon 2015

In his keynote from DockerCon 2014 EU, Adrian Cockcroft (Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures and former Cloud Architect at Netflix) shares his thoughts on the future of microservices, summarizes the differences and commonalities across various microservices architectures and shows how they are evolving. Adrian’s talk on the “State of the Art in Microservices” was one of the most popular talks from DockerCon 2014 EU with over 12,000 views on YouTube! You do not want to miss out on hearing Adrian present his talk on “Faster, Cheaper and Safer: Secure Microservice Architectures using Docker” at DockerCon 2015.

Mario Ponticello

Tips for Deploying NGINX (Official Image) with Docker

In the past year alone, the Docker community has created 100,000+ images and over 300+ million images have been pulled from Docker Hub to date.  Over 20 million of these pulls came from the 70+ Official Images that Docker develops in conjunction with upstream partners, like Oracle, CentOS, and NGINX. NGINX is used by over 40% of the world’s busiest websites and is an open-source reverse proxy server, load balancer, HTTP cache, and web server.  The official image on Docker Hub has been pulled over 3.4 million times and is maintained by the NGINX team. This post from NGINX provides a walkthrough on using the Docker Image to deploy the open-source version of NGINX.

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Patrick Chanezon

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I am a software platform builder. I joined Docker last week, to help Solomon and the Docker team build the distributed computing platform we need for the next decade, as software eats the world and is assembled in systems composed of high number of devices collaborating with even higher numbers of cloud services: a future where the paint covering the walls of your house will host thousands of units of computing, some of them getting power from the Sun, others collaborating with millions of cloud services. About me I am a software developer and storyteller, but above all, a platform guy. I spent 10 years building platforms at Netscape & Sun, then 10 years evangelizing platforms at Google, VMware & Microsoft. My main professional interest is in building and kickstarting the network effect for these wondrous two-sided markets called Platforms.

Michael Chiang

Our one click upgrade from dorm room to Docker – the Kitematic story.

If you didn’t already know, Kitematic is the fastest and the easiest way to use Docker on your Mac  We are super excited to announce Kitematic is going to be part of Docker family.  We get to work alongside the team of developers that inspired us to start a company together.  Together we will continue our mission to build easy-to-use yet powerful open source developer products at Docker. So why did we join Docker? The answer to that question can be found in the Kitematic story. The Itch We Had to Scratch It all began in our student apartment (ok – so it wasn’t a dorm room, but close enough). After going through a number of different internships while studying engineering at the University of Waterloo, we collectively came away with a sense that there fundamentally needed to be better Continue reading…

Iain Gray

Iain Gray: What I’ll Be Doing At Docker as VP of Customer Success

I’m incredibly excited to be joining Docker as senior vice president of Customer Success and to build upon my experience of helping enterprise customers develop business solutions based upon open source technology. I joined Red Hat as it brought open source to the enterprise for the first time. We helped Fortune 100 customers build true mission-critical Linux operating environments that replaced legacy, proprietary systems. These early adopter customers looked to Red Hat both as a trusted service and support provider, as well as their advocate within the open source community, championing upstream innovation on their behalf.

Diogo Mónica

Secured at Docker – Diogo Mónica and Nathan McCauley

I’m thrilled to officially announce that Nathan McCauley and I are joining Docker to lead the Security Team. Back in 2011, Nathan and I were fortunate enough to join Square just as it was picking up steam. Square disrupted traditional point-of-sale systems by allowing anyone to take credit-card payments on their phone. And with great, disruptive ideas came new and interesting security engineering challenges. During our time at Square we built a wide range of different systems, from an general purpose cryptography infrastructure, a fully-fledged mutual-TLS micro-service architecture and a small end-to-end encrypted credit-card reader. All of these systems allow Square to move hundreds of millions of dollars per day. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved at Square but a new opportunity presented itself.