Elton Stoneman

Webinar Recap: The Docker Platform on Windows – from 101 to Modernizing .NET Apps

  Our live Docker webinars are always hugely popular. Last month we hosted a session on Docker and Windows containers, covering everything from the basics to how you can use the  Docker platform (Docker Enterprise Edition and Docker Desktop)  to modernize existing .NET apps and move them to the cloud. The recording is available now – it clocks in at 60 minutes and has lots of demos showing you how to build and run Windows applications in containers with Docker for Windows: The sample code, Dockerfiles and Docker Compose files for all the demos are here on GitHub. In fact there were so many demos, I ran out of time for the Q&A part – so here are the unanswered questions we had from viewers: Q. Are there any best practices or tutorial to architect sql databases in containers? What about data persistence, database Continue reading…

Elton Stoneman

Docker for Windows Server and Image2Docker

In December we had a live webinar focused on Windows Server Docker containers. We covered a lot of ground and we had some great feedback – thanks to all the folks who joined us. This is a brief recap of the session, which also gives answers to the questions we didn’t get round to. Webinar Recording You can view the webinar on YouTube: The recording clocks in at just under an hour. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introduction 02:00 Docker on Windows Server 2016 05:30 Windows Server 2016 technical details 10:30 Hyper-V and Windows Server Containers 13:00 Docker for Windows Demo – ASP.NET Core app with SQL Server 25:30 Additional Partnerships between Docker, Inc. and Microsoft 27:30 Introduction to Image2Docker 30:00 Demo – Extracting ASP.NET Apps from a VM using Image2Docker 52:00 Next steps and resources for learning Docker on Windows Q&A Can these [Windows] containers be hosted on a 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…