Last June I met with Solomon Hykes from dotCloud to talk about Docker. We discussed what Docker was, who was using it and the potential it had to change how things are done. A lot has changed since then for both the technology and for dotCloud.
In Krishnan Subramanian's post "PaaS Is Dead. Long Live PaaS", he makes a distinction between the old and new worlds of PaaS, citing two distinct "flavors of PaaS". The first being service orchestration and second being container orchestration.
In this post, I am going to give a step-by-step introduction into how you can do continuous integration testing with Docker. I will be running the rspec test suite of the CloudFoundry project's Cloud Controller component, although the same process can be applied to any Ruby project.
As we conclude 2013 and prepare to start a new year of technological wonder, I thought it would be good to look back at this past year from ActiveState’s point-of-view in the arena of PaaS, Cloud Foundry and other interesting things such as Docker.
Last week, ActiveState released a beta version of the much anticipated Stackato v3.0. This release is a preview of what is to come later this year from the leading Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, Stackato by ActiveState.
A couple of months ago we interviewed Solomon Hykes about Docker, which is a way to build and manage Linux Containers with a lot of nice features. The next question was: if the full-stack can be provided by a Docker image and everything can be Dockerized, what is the minimum OS we need to run Docker images?
I just had a call with Solomon Hykes from dotCloud about Docker, who gave me the low-down about Docker.
What is Docker?
Docker brings the power of Linux containers (LXC) and aufs (Another Union File System) to create a new level of packaging and process isolation that really is something you should sit up and take note of.