Containers are the latest hype. It goes without saying that Docker for the development environment is a good thing but what about running our production Java applications inside a container? One of the well known benefits of containers is that they provide a self-contained way to package and ship applications. However, it is already common […]

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By Baruch Sadogursky Many organizations developing software today use Docker in one way or another. If you go to any software development or DevOps conference and ask a big crowd of people “Who uses Docker?”, most people in the room will raise their hands. But if you now ask the crowd, “Who uses Docker in production?”, […]

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This article was originally published over at the Codurance blog In this post I will attempt to cover fundamentals of Bare Metal Systems, Virtual Systems and Container Systems. And the purpose for doing so is to learn about these systems as they stand and also the differences between them, focusing on how they execute programs […]

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You already know how to quickly get started with WebLogic on Docker. You also learned in more detail how to build an installation Docker image of WebLogic and Oracle JDK. This time, you will learn how to create a WebLogic Domain Image for Docker Containers. We are pushing some interesting samples of Docker images on […]

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Docker’s ability to wrap up applications and their dependencies in a neat little image package which can then be used to run the app in containers is indeed a very nice asset – however, it can be all too easy to overstuff these images with a load of unnecessary fluff in the process, resulting in […]

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A small San Francisco based startup that you might just have heard of going by the name of Docker has just announced the acquisition of Unikernel Systems, a Cambridge based company who specialise in unikernel development.   Unikernel has its DNA in the Xen Project, an open-source virtualization platform which powers the majority of workloads […]

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2015 was the year when Docker threw open its jaws and sucked a huge gulp of the enterprise into the world of containers. Whilst it might seem like the technology was only developed recently, in actuality, it’s got a fairly long tail. Containers were first envisaged back in the in the fledgling days of Unix, and […]

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I’ve just delivered a four day deep-dive training course on Docker and Kubernetes to a customer in Atlanta. In true open-source spirit, I’d like to publish the source/slides to allow other people to benefit from it and contribute to making it better. Kubernetes is such an awesome project, and I learned a lot by doing this training. […]

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In a previous post, I outlined why DevOps is not about efficiency, and how our old ways of looking at “complicated” problems by solving for efficiency first are not actually effective or flexible in our now very complex world. In fact, letting go of our century-long instincts to apply reductionist management theories to create efficient workplaces may lead to building […]

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This post is for those of you working in large companies or “enterprises” and are exploring what “DevOps” really means and why you’re struggling with it. I’ve decided to split this into a two-part post to make it easy to digest some of the thoughts here; I suspect I’ll be writing a lot here and […]

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