How to Avoid a Docker Database Disaster

Containers are cool – and everyone and their mother is trying to get on board with them. While many applications are natural fit for containers in many cases, it feels like some applications are forced into containers so vendors can say, “Hey look at me! I do containers too!” This is particularly true of database…

ASP.NET Core Development with Docker

Using Docker to Create a Testing & Deployment Target for ASP.NET Core apps Did you like this webinar? Check out our ASP.NET Core with Docker live, 2-day virtual course. To perform the demonstrations as shown during the webinar, you must have the Docker tools installed for your platform (the Community Edition is fine). You can find…

Multi-Stage Builds with Docker

One of the most anticipated announcements in the Docker space when it comes to building images is Multi-Stage builds because of the huge benefits it gives to CI/CD pipelines in DevOps. Before this announcement, building software in a container usually involved creating a container with all the SDK’s and compilers in the container, uploading code…

Migrating Legacy ASP.NET apps to Docker

Many organizations, not wanting to rewrite applications, are figuring out how to take apps and containerize them for the cloud. Older operating systems are either end-of-life or approaching the end-of-life. Likewise, applications are increasingly being migrated to cloud hosts. The need to do this is as pressing as ever and containers offer a simple, viable…

A Late Synopsis Of The Angular NG-Conf Day 2

Day 2 of ng-conf was a fair day.  Multiple talks and activities took place all day long.  Not being able to clone myself and see all of the discussions, I set my focus on a particular path for the day.  So let’s take a look at the path I chose. RxJS: The Good Parts The title of…

Master Containers on Windows Server 2016

One of the most anticipated features of Windows Server 2016 is container services. Microsoft has worked closely with Docker to create this exciting new feature for on-premise CaaS. Wintellect senior consultant Blaize Stewart has created a webinar in which you can learn  all about the new technology, the types of containers you can deploy on Windows…

Learn About Azure Container Services

Azure Container Services is one of the hottest implementations of Containers-as-a-Service for many reasons. Unlike many other CaaS implentations, ACS is pure Docker, yet it is fully backed and supported by many popular tools for Azure administration. When deployed, it is production ready, secure, and easily scaled. This one-hour webinar will demonstrate the power and…

Azure Container Service Now Commercially Available

Azure Container Service is out of preview and ready for prime time, Microsoft announced Tuesday. The service gives businesses a simple way to run their containerized applications in the cloud; it’s been available in preview since the end of last year. Microsoft is offering Azure Container Service with a choice of two orchestration systems: Docker…

Microsoft in 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Works in Progress

‘Tis the season for year-in-review stories, and the techie blogosphere is sounding off on Microsoft’s performance in 2015. It was a banner year for Redmond, most observers agree, despite a few stumbles. Microsoft made bold forays into newer areas like virtual reality and hardware, while leveraging its strong enterprise customer base to build its cloud…

Cloud Foundry for Azure Released

Microsoft has announced general availability of the open source DevOps platform Cloud Foundry for Azure.  Microsoft has worked with the Cloud Foundry community to provide Resource Manager Templates to enable fast deployment of BOSH tools. By merging the Azure Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) into the upstream, open source Cloud Foundry repository, Cloud Foundry on Azure…

What Developers Need to Know About Docker

Docker is an application virtualization service based on features of the Linux operating system.  It provides a way to share a host OS, and using a virtualized filesystem, install and run Linux based apps in an isolated environment called a container.    The following diagram shows how Docker is different from Virtual Machines. Docker Architecture Docker…