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Correctly Integrating Containers

If you run microservices in containers, they are forced to communicate with each other – and with the outside world. We explain how to network pods and nodes in Kubernetes. Kubernetes supports different ways of making containers and microservices contact each other, from connections with the...
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Kubernetes vs Docker Swarm: A Comparison of Cloud Container Tools

Put simply, Kubernetes is a tool allowing the IT manager to run multiple containers in parallel. Think of it as a container dashboard; if your containers are musicians, then Kubernetes is the conductor. Docker is a container platform with a panoply of management options for any type of cloud set-up...
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How to Fix the Docker and UFW Security Flaw

If you use Docker on Linux, chances are your system firewall might be relegated to Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW). If that's the case, you may not know this, but the combination of Docker and UFW poses a bit of a security issue. Why? Because Docker actually bypasses UFW and directly alters iptables,...
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In the last article of this beginning Docker series, we talk about using and publishing images on DockerHub.

How to Use DockerHub

In the previous articles, we learned the basics of Docker terminology,  how to install Docker on desktop Linux, macOS, and Windows, and how to create container images and run them on your system. In this last article in the series, we will talk about using images from DockerHub and publishing your...
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Learn the basic steps for creating Docker images in this tutorial.

How to Create a Docker Image

In the previous article, we learned about how to get started with Docker on Linux, macOS, and Windows. In this article, we will get a basic understanding of creating Docker images. There are prebuilt images available on DockerHub that you can use for your own project, and you can publish your own...
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First Impressions: Asus Tinkerboard and Docker

I've spent many hours playing with both 32-bit and 64-bit ARM System-on-Chip (SoC) boards, so you may be wondering why I ordered another - the Asus Tinkerboard. Well here are my first impressions with the board as I try to get Docker and Kubernetes up and running. Highlights The Asus Tinkerboard...
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Containers versus Operating Systems

The most popular docker base container image is either busybox, or scratch. This is driven by a movement that is equal parts puritanical and pragmatic. The puritan asks “Why do I need to run init(1) just to run my process?” The pragmatist asks “Why do I need a 700 meg base image to deploy my...
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Container Structure Tests: Unit Tests for Docker Images

Usage of containers in software applications is on the rise, and with their increasing usage in production comes a need for robust testing and validation. Containers provide great testing environments, but actually validating the structure of the containers themselves can be tricky. The Docker...
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Follow these simple steps to install Docker CE on your Linux, Mac, or Windows desktop.

How to Install Docker CE on Your Desktop

In the previous article, we learned some of the basic terminologies of the container world. That background information will come in handy when we run commands and use some of those terms in follow-up articles, including this one. This article will cover the installation of Docker on desktop Linux...
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Know When to Implement Serverless vs. Containers

Serverless computing is either the perfect answer to an application deployment problem or an expensive disaster waiting to happen. VMs, containers and serverless architecture all have distinct pros and cons, but serverless might break everything if the applications aren't suited for that deployment...
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