Github is a wonderful magic land until you want to run a project that is written in some language that you just have no idea about. In my case, this would be something like C++. I’ve never worked with C++ nor would I have any idea how to get started. This is where Docker comes in. […]
When it comes to testing the state of our environment with Desired State Configuration it’s important to remember to keep it as lightweight as possible. Take the following scenario: You’ve built a custom DSC Module that installs, uninstalls or updates versions of a custom in-house piece of Software. A new version of the Software is […]
In this clip we go through the process of getting a Windows Server Container up and running with a Django web application running. We also go through some of the basic concepts and commands of the Docker CLI for Windows Server.
I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at the PowerShell Conference Asia in Singapore on October 20-22. My talks will be on Windows Server Containers and Nano Server. Looking forward to another awesome community event!
As a precursor to this post I want to thank Matt Wrock from Stephen Murawski Chef for all their hard work with Test-Kitchen and Kitchen-DSC. Testing DSC Modules and Resources can be cumbersome task when having to run them locally on your machine. You may end up with tons of different undesired configurations and files sprawled throughout your machine. […]
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 […]
I wanted to take some time and do a write-up on creating a custom Desired State Configuration (DSC) resource using PowerShell v5 Classes. PowerShell V5 Classes allow us to define a Class in similar fashion to C#. This is important for a few reasons. One of the first reasons that comes to mind is that […]
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. […]
I am back in Holland after an amazing PowerShell EU Conference in Germany. I must say, there were some really great presentations over the three day event and I believe everyone left the conference with something to go home and play with. A big thank you to all who helped organize the event, everything from food […]
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wanted to make another quick video talking about three of my favourite things – DSC, Docker and Git. This clip is about automating the deployment process of web based applications to Containers in Windows Server 2016 using DSC, Git and Docker.