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Service Resources for Your Terraformed Docker Environment

In Part II of this series, we defined and applied our shared infrastructure. Today we’ll continue where we left off and define an actual Docker service to run on that infrastructure. Service Resources Declaration To keep this tutorial as simple as possible, for my service I am just going to run a web interface for the RDS database instance. This ...

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Shared Resources for Your Terraformed Docker Environment on AWS

In Part 1 of this series, we laid the groundwork for Terraforming infrastructure on Amazon. Today we’ll define our actual infrastructure consisting of networks, servers, etc. Have fun! Shared Resources Declaration Since our service depends on underlying resources like the VPC and EC2 instances, we’ll create the shared environment first. Make sure you’re in the my-terraform-environment/shared/ folder before proceeding. We’ll ...

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Terraforming Your Docker Environment on AWS

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been using Amazon’s EC2 Container Service (ECS) to run our Docker applications. I’ve been mostly happy with the service and after working through all the hurdles of getting started, I’m pretty comfortable running multiple ECS clusters with dozens of services spread across several VPCs. While Amazon lowers the barrier to entry for cloud ...

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3 Different Ways to Provide Docker Build Context

One of the powerful things about Docker is that it is possible for someone to use Docker every day without ever having to create their own custom container. In today’s article, we are going to explore a few uncommon ways to build a Docker container. The docker build command has many options that can be considered uncommon or only used ...

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The Basics of the Docker Run Command

For many Docker enthusiasts, the docker run command is a familiar one. It’s often the first Docker command we learn. The docker run command is the command used to launch Docker containers. As such, it’s familiar to anyone starting or running Docker containers on a daily basis. In this article, we will get back to the basics and explore a ...

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Building a Remote Caching System: The Sequel

Last fall, Docker made some big changes that required us to overhaul how our Codeship Pro image caching system worked. Our director of engineering, Laura Frank, published a blog post explaining everything back when we launched this new system. The gist of this was that Docker no longer allowed images pulled from a remote source to be used as a ...

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Docker Commands for Development to Deployment

The objective of this article to understand the end to end flow of container development to deployment in target environment and list down the docker commands needed for every action. 1 Introduction The overall process consists of  i) develop a container image with your code, dependent software and configurations, ii) run and test the container in development environment, iii) publish the container image ...

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Docker: Building custom Neo4j images on Mac OS X

I sometimes needs to create custom Neo4j Docker images to try things out and wanted to share my work flow, mostly for future Mark but also in case it’s useful to someone else. There’s already a docker-neo4j repository so we’ll just tweak the files in there to achieve what we want. $ git clone [email protected]:neo4j/docker-neo4j.git $ cd docker-neo4j If we ...

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Using Docker Push to Publish Images to Docker Hub

In previous articles, we explored building and running Docker containers locally using custom Dockerfiles. What we don’t explore very often is one of the most useful features of Docker and arguably the feature that has led to Docker’s success: The ability to build a Docker image and upload that image to a Docker repository. The reason I say this has ...

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