A few days ago I deleted all of my Docker containers, images and data volumes on my development laptop… wiped clean off my hard drive. By accident. And yes, I panicked! But after a moment, the panic stopped; gone instantly after I realized that when it comes to Docker and containers, I’ve been doing it wrong.
Several years ago, I found myself sitting in a classroom on a Saturday morning. It was an exciting day for me, attending my first code camp. I was surrounded by other developers with a shared enthusiasm for what we do, and had already seen several outstanding presentations. The subject for the classroom in which I […]
A curious thing happened in a recent conversation. I was discussing the growth of Docker and I kept hearing bits of information that didn’t quite seem right in my mind. “Docker is just inherently more enterprise” “it’s only tentatively working on OSx, barely on Windows” “I’m not confident I can get it running locally without […]
On Monday, January 16th, the pre-sale for my Docker Recipes for Node.js Development ebook opens up. As I said in the last post, I need to sell 100 copies in the pre-order period, to ensure the book moves forward. But before the pre-sale starts, though, I wanted to give you a sneak peak at the […]
I’m writing an ebook and compiling a repository of Docker solutions for developing Node.js applications… and I need your help!
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of various ES6 features. I use a lot of the new syntax options and methods on various objects whenever I can – in browser based apps as well as node.js apps. But I recently stumbled upon on a situation that had me wondering if the barrier to entry is really worth the cost, right now.
Using a module that’s hosted in npm or on github is fairly easy. You can “npm install” or just update your package.json file with the github location and be done. But what about developing locally? How do you get your code from a module that you are building, into a project that needs it, without […]
I’ve been running WordPress on various blogs for a few years now. Prior to that, I’ve tried out several different solutions for blogging and other needs that WordPress can fulfill. While I think WordPress as a whole, leaves a lot to be desired, I also see it as a very useful tool for getting a […]
Over the weekend, I attended and spoke at the Nodevember conference in Nashville, TN. At this conference, I spoke on the subject of destroying your IDE in favor of using smaller, light-weight, flexible and composable tooling like Grunt, Grunt-Contrib-Watch and others. I had a strongly positive amount of feedback from the session, which is always […]