Getting Started with Docker Compose

Once you’ve got an understanding of the Dockerfile and how it is used to create images its time to look into other main pieces of the Docker ecosystem, namely Docker Compose. Firstly, Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. As you can see from the official page there is some basic […]

Docker Swarm in 1.12

With Docker 1.12 in full swing now I thought it may be helpful to go through setting up Docker Swarm in a 1 manager and 1 worker environment. You can read more about the features included in 1.12 over here. So what is Docker Swarm and why should you care? Well, Docker Swarm is native […]

Redis and the Elastic stack

The first thing that popped into my mind when writing this post’s topic is that it sounds like a band fresh out of the 80’s. Redis and the Elastic stack.  This week’s mission was to get more of an understanding of how the Elastic Stack (formally known as ELK stack) functions. A part of that was coupling it […]

Making Containers beautiful

One of the things I love about PowerShell is that it can be used as somewhat ‘sudo code’ to just write things that come to mind. Afterwards, if it turns out you are onto something great you can always come back with the C# hat on and make things more official. On that note, I had great feedback […]

Nano Server Container Host

When it comes to Containers we are aiming to detach our self from any of unnecessary bells and whistles that come with modern Server based operating systems. With Nano Server we only use what we need. We don’t have a need for anything besides the essentials that allow us to offer our Application/Content to the world. […]