Docker DevTools: Docker as part of your development toolset

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 15:11

The use of tools seems to have exploded in the past few years. Simple web applications take 5 tools just to build and more complex setup are even more prevalent. Add to that that we also end up configuring our tools to better suit our needs and you are faced with a big dependency problem. How do you manage those dependencies? My most recent answer is Docker.

It's not easy for developers and users to use tools

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Tidying Docker Containers and Images without Filling Your Disk Space

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:15

Docker. You know that I love it. I guess maybe sometimes I love it a little too much because on some of my test servers I have been filling up a lot of GB with new images and containers. All of which hang around indefinitely if you don't clear them. Add to that if you have a continuous integration pipeline that builds a new container every time you do a commit/push and you have an ever growing disk of redundant Docker containers and images.

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Digital Stack and Roles

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 22:25

The most recent buzz word around is digital, however, it is often used as a catch all term for almost anything that is related to computers. So, what is the scope of digital and where do different roles exist inside the landscape?

Generally speaking, I term digital to be anything that uses the wider Internet, however, that does not mean anything that is networked. So, simply accessing a file server is not using digital services, however, using a web application to access a file server is. 

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Why Coding Standards? The answer may surprise you.

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 21:59

TL; DR. Coding standards are about more that the code on the screen, in the application. They are about culture, trust and collaboration. Smell and readability.

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Starting Docker: Making your own containers

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 17:53

Making your own containers can be a super useful way of not only understanding more about docker, but also for understanding more about the systems administration of your applications or docker images. Maybe you want a specific container for running configured services on your machine, or maybe you want to look at packaging your entire system inside a docker container to make it super easy to run. In this quick post, I am going to dover making a Dockerfile and also what to write in it so that you can start making your own containers, today!

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