Docker + Node.js is a beautiful combination. But among all of the advantages of using these tools together, there are some mild frustrations… things that just don’t quite fit nicely. Take the npm Wall of Red Text, for example. It seems every time I run ‘npm install’ inside of my docker container, I nearly have […]
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 […]
Before you begin to run your Node.js application in a Docker container, or even build the app into a container, you have to answer an important question and make a key decision: Which base Node.js image for Docker do I choose for my app? The easy answer – and probably the most common one – […]
Most of what I post these days, is very directly related to the “business” of software development – either code, concepts or just flat out business stuff with WatchMeCode and other related ventures. But I’m not all business, all the time. In fact, I keep a rather high level of play time in my life […]
Working with Docker is generally a good experience for me. I’ve got enough of the tools down, I know most of the command line parameters that I need, and I can look up what I don’t have memorized yet. But that doesn’t mean Docker is completely painless.
It’s been a few weeks since the pre-sale of the Docker Recipes for Node.js Development ebook ended, and I haven’t spoken about it much but that doesn’t mean it’s been dormant! Quite the opposite. In fact, I’m a bit overwhelmed by how quickly things are moving right now. So I wanted to share an update […]
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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 […]
Last Thursday I posted a short update to the Docker Recipes for Node.js Development ebook pre-sale, setting a stretch goal of 100 sales before today – Monday, January 23rd.d And I’m happy to say that the goal was hit by Friday morning, at 9am! Over the weekend, sales bumped up to 125 total, easily outperforming […]
On Monday, January 16th, I launched my Docker Recipes for Node.js Development pre-sale. The goal is to sell 100 copies of the early-access version of the book, as a way of funding further writing and development of the book. As of writing this on Wednesday evening, January 18th, I’ve sold 85 copies! I have to […]