Ahead of the Herd – Docker articles you need to read this month…

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What follows is a curated list of articles focused on Docker.

To create this list we threw out all the articles there were merely advertorial, published by vendors, or those which simply lacked insight.

What’s left are the articles, published in the last 30 days, about Docker that you need to read. Enjoy!

How An Awful, Misspelled Presentation Launched The Most Important Startup You’ve Never Heard Of

“In the past few months Dell, HP, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware and others have all asked to join forces with this 70-employee company.”

Docker at Shopify: How we built containers that power over 100,000 online shops

“Containers have the potential to do for the datacenter what consoles did for gaming…Docker containers provide the building blocks to make our data centers easier to run and more adaptable by placing applications into self-contained, ready-to-run units much like cartridges did for console games.”

Eight Docker Development Patterns

  1. Shared Base Container
  2. Shared Volume Dev Container
  3. Dev Tools Container
  4. Test in a Different Environment Container
  5. The Build Container
  6. The Installation Container
  7. The Default Service In-A-Box Container
  8. The Infastructure / Glue Container

Say Yes to Docker!

“If you haven’t heard of Docker I’m going to assume you’ve been living under a rock for the last six months, because it’s pretty much everywhere. My team started exploring Docker to help us with a variety of problems a few months ago and now we’re not looking back. In fact, we’re rapidly adopting Docker as our main deployment architecture for all production deploys. I want to share with you some of the main reasons we like Docker and the problems it’s solving for us.”

What is Docker and why use it?

“…in Docker, there’s no overhead introduced by the need to emulate an entire OS for the virtual machine…Another important difference is that, with Docker, the host and the container have to run the same type of OS.”

“Both containers and Virtual Machines address the same problem – isolation and control of components of an application – but this is achieved in different way as containers give up some of the isolation for a more efficient usage of the (host) system resources.”

5 Evolving Docker Technologies

  1. Kubernetes
  2. Docker Pods
  3. Flannel
  4. Docker for Windows
  5. Cloud Foundry Diego


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