Getting Started with Docker and Kubernetes

Docker and Kubernetes are two of the hottest technologies on the planet. Fortunately, skilling yourself up has never been easier! I remember learning Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000. It was hard. I had to beg my employer for a home lab – two noisy PC’s, and one of those monitors that gave me a back… Read More »

Kubernetes vs Swarm: And the winner is…

Kubernetes. The End. Hang on though…… I’m really talking about Kubernetes vs Swarm as a scheduler! Docker, Inc. just announced native integration of Kubernetes into Docker Enterprise Edition (EE). It’s not hear yet, but it’s coming. Soon. Just as well I’ve got a book on Kubernetes 😀 How will it look? You’ll build a Swarm… Read More »

Docker Engine on Windows

I’ve recently added a “Docker Engine” chapter to my Docker Deep Dive book. When I was writing it, I realised I didn’t know that much about how it implemented on Windows. Anyway, here’s a bit of what I’ve learned…

Updates to Docker Deep Dive BOOK

Did you know that the Docker daemon is no longer capable of creating containers!? It’s true. And it’s a good thing! In fact, it’s so good that I’ve written an entire chapter on it in my Docker Deep Dive book. OK, so….. I’m currently on holiday, so what better thing to do than write a… Read More »

Docker book available in paperback!

My Docker book is now available in paperback from Amazon – woot! Even though I’m a techie, I hate reading on a screen. For me, paper rules. So I’ve finally taken the plunge and arranged printed copies – available through Amazon Prime in certain markets. Gotta be happy with that. Next up I’m planning on… Read More »

Loads of Docker and Kubernetes stuff

I’ve had a crazy first half of 2017 cranking out Docker and Kubernetes training materials. In case you missed any of it… I released a Docker networking video training course I updated my Docker book (Amazon | Leanpub) I released a Kubernetes video training course I published a new Kubernetes book (Amazon | Leanpub) Docker… Read More »

Getting Started with Kubernetes

It’s not that long ago that Docker was the new kid on the block. And at that time not many of us really knew what it was or what it did. But I think a lot of us are past that now – we know what it is and hopefully we’re using it! Well… today… Read More »

Docker Networking Deep Dive

Love it or hate it….. networks are at the centre of everything!  And that doesn’t change with Docker. In fact, you could argue that networks are more important than ever in the emerging container world…… For example…. as good and useful as containers are, they add new emphasis to the challenge of scale. They also… Read More »

Demystifying Docker overlay networking

Docker overlay networking is insanely simple to configure. I mean insanely simple! But lurking beneath the simplicity of the setup are a bunch of moving parts that you really wanna understand if you’re gonna deploy this stuff in your prime-time production estate. Anyway… last week I attended the Docker Open Systems Summit in Berlin and… Read More »

Docker on the Cloudcast

Last week I appeared as a guest on The Cloudcast. I talked with Brian for 40 minutes about Docker and how important it is for IT Ops to get involved and get up to speed. It’s a cracking podcast and I highly recommend you listen to it regularly. Also, if you’re IT Ops or DevOps,… Read More »