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The Texas Tribune: Our Docker Journey

written by Daniel Craigmile, System Architect, The Texas Tribune We’re fans of Docker at The Texas Tribune. We’ve been playing with it since well before the 1.0 release and immediately started incorporating it into our infrastructure when the first production-ready code was released in June of last year. Today Docker is the foundation for a large part of our platform. This is the story of how we got there. We’re a small nonprofit news organization that reports primarily on state-level politics and policy. We have a main news site (, an op-ed site ( and several other sites developed by our very capable News Apps team. Our environment is mostly a mix of legacy applications, static sites and frequently-created new apps. The main site is based on Django but also uses Ruby, Node and a slew of dependencies for each.