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Docker QuickStart Guide

So you want to start using Docker? You've come to the right place! Docker is software that lets you build, ship, and run any application, anywhere by packaging your code with it's dependencies in a platform independent "container" (hence the container ship). It is...

The Moby Inception

[ Note, this is a follow up to our earlier blog post about the Moby Project. Check that one out for a less developer oriented take on the Moby project. ] The announcement of Moby Project at DockerCon 2017 left many confused. My own take is that it's confusing because...

Jenkins Blue Ocean and Pipelines Intro

Jenkins Blue Ocean is the latest iteration of the modern Continuous Integration (CI) ecosystem from the industry standard Jenkins server. It gives a new, pipeline focused view to Jenkins jobs, while providing constant insight into each step of the process. Pipelines...

Moby Project Explained

BoxBoat's travel to Austin for Dockercon 2017 turned out to be as eventful as Seattle 2016! Among many of the latest announcements from Docker and the community, the most compelling, exciting (and confusing?) had to have been the Moby Project. Since the Docker...

DockerCon17 Debrief – A View From The Pod

DockerCon 2017 Debrief Docker held its fourth annual DockerCon event this week in Austin, TX. This year the announced attendance was 5,500 people, a very large increase from last year. More attendees, more exhibitors, more sponsors, more parties -- there is no...

From SysAdmin to DevOps Engineer

The intro part Professionally speaking, I’ve been going by the title “Sr. UNIX/Linux SysAdmin” for longer than a decade. But this is a title for the corporate world. What I really am is a tinkerer/white hat hacker, born at the right time, and lucky to have both seen...

Docker on Windows Brief

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