Docker Celebrates Fifth Birthday – Notes from Docker Las Vegas 3/16/18 Meetup

2018-03-16T12:53:49+00:00

Docker is celebrating its fifth birthday this month with over 100 community events nationwide. This has been an incredible growth story. Since its release as an open source project in March 2013, Docker has been adopted to the tune of 37 billion container downloads, 3.5 million Dockerized apps, and over 450 consumers of the Docker [...]

Docker Celebrates Fifth Birthday – Notes from Docker Las Vegas 3/16/18 Meetup 2018-03-16T12:53:49+00:00

What’s new in Docker 17.06 — Notes from Docker Las Vegas 9/19/17 Meetup

2017-09-25T10:08:24+00:00

The mid-August release of Docker 17.06 was a very big deal. The release featured support for mixed Windows/Linux workloads -- including IBM System Z mainframe workloads -- giving users the ability to run and manage a hybrid app (where some services are Windows and some are Linux). This in addition to enhanced security features like [...]

What’s new in Docker 17.06 — Notes from Docker Las Vegas 9/19/17 Meetup 2017-09-25T10:08:24+00:00

Docker’s David Yu on “Deploying Multi-OS Applications with Docker Swarm”

2017-07-07T12:42:20+00:00

Last month, the Docker Las Vegas meetup hosted David Yu – a solutions engineer for Docker. David oversaw a hands-on workshop about, “deploying multi-OS applications with Docker Swarm,” walking participants through building a Swarm cluster and deploying an app. The app was comprised of two services – each of which ran on a separate operating [...]

Docker’s David Yu on “Deploying Multi-OS Applications with Docker Swarm” 2017-07-07T12:42:20+00:00

Docker Announces Docker Student Developer Kit and Campus Ambassador Program

2017-06-02T13:10:30+00:00

This week, Docker announced the Docker Student Developer Kit and the Campus Ambassador Program, two initiatives meant to introduce Docker to the student community. The programs allow students to get hands on with Docker, offering free repos on Docker Cloud, and encouraging collaboration with Ambassador-led events and a community directory and Slack channel. “For quite [...]

Docker Announces Docker Student Developer Kit and Campus Ambassador Program 2017-06-02T13:10:30+00:00

DockerCon 17 Recap – Notes from Docker Las Vegas 5/16/17 Meetup

2017-05-19T15:53:03+00:00

Last month's DockerCon17 saw several exciting announcements for Docker users -- and for the container ecosystem as a whole. Besides introducing multi-stage builds (separating build-time and runtime container images to keep image size down), and a new "desktop-to-cloud" integration (a way to connect to remote swarm clusters without needing ssh access or a public key [...]

DockerCon 17 Recap – Notes from Docker Las Vegas 5/16/17 Meetup 2017-05-19T15:53:03+00:00

Docker Opens Containerd – Notes from Docker Las Vegas 1/17/17 Meetup

2017-01-24T10:31:51+00:00

Last month, Docker Inc. opened up containerd – Docker engine's core container runtime – turning it into a community project. This is big news. It means moving innovation further “up the stack,” according to Docker founder Solomon Hykes (as quoted in The New Stack), and it represents a shift in philosophy for Docker Inc., a [...]

Docker Opens Containerd – Notes from Docker Las Vegas 1/17/17 Meetup 2017-01-24T10:31:51+00:00

TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (10/14/16–10/21/16)

2016-10-25T08:11:42+00:00

Last week's container news was full of VMWare, a company which had previously demonstrated their commitment to containers by optimizing for Docker, releasing “Harbor” (an open source project which added role-based access control for Docker), and announcing vSphere Integrated Containers and the Photon Platform, which support building and running applications within containers. This past week, [...]

TL;DR – Last Week’s Container News (10/14/16–10/21/16) 2016-10-25T08:11:42+00:00

Docker Global Mentor Week – Docker Las Vegas 11/15/16

2016-10-10T19:50:02+00:00

Docker is holding a Docker Global Mentor Week, November 14 – 19, to provide “free Docker education through self-paced courses.” This is taking place worldwide, with code camps, CS schools, and meetup groups all providing local hosting (plus mentorship for new and intermediate users). Docker Las Vegas is part of this initiative. We'll be meeting [...]

Docker Global Mentor Week – Docker Las Vegas 11/15/16 2016-10-10T19:50:02+00:00

Get Started with ContainerPilot

2016-09-25T15:07:00+00:00

Recently, we wrote about Michael McFall's presentation to Docker Las Vegas -- where he used ContainerPilot (plus Kafka and Zookeeper) to manage "Microservices Without Orchestrators." For those new to ContainerPilot, Joyent now has a handy getting started guide. Follow the link below to see Joyent's "Hello World" app and "dive deeper into ContainerPilot": JOYENT HELLO [...]

Get Started with ContainerPilot 2016-09-25T15:07:00+00:00

Microservices Without Orchestrators – Running ContainerPilot with Kafka and Zookeeper

2016-09-25T14:51:37+00:00

“Orchestration is big business.” That's what Michael McFall, CTO of Las Vegas-based CloudMode, says. Michael spoke to our Docker Las Vegas group Wednesday night, demonstrating a different kind of microservices implementation – one that required no orchestrators. Using statically configured services like Kafka and Zookeeper – plus Joyent's ContainerPilot – Michael showcased an environment where [...]

Microservices Without Orchestrators – Running ContainerPilot with Kafka and Zookeeper 2016-09-25T14:51:37+00:00