Docker gets ARMed

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If you're not interested in CPU architectures, today's announcement on Docker's partnership with ARM may sound a little boring. But I think it's important and hints at a better future for developers that need to support non x86 architectures. And that may well include your future self, given the growing importance of edge computing and the always expanding Internet of Things. Bret Fisher, [...]

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Using Compose to go from Docker to Kubernetes

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This is a cross post from Jérôme Petazzoni (http://jpetazzo.github.io/). We are proud to be promoting Jérôme's upcoming Docker and Kubernetes trainings in Montreal and Quebec City.   For anyone using containers, Docker is a wonderful development platform, and Kubernetes is an equally wonderful production platform. But how do we go from one to the other? Specifically, if we use [...]

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Faster builds in Docker with Go 1.11

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About a month ago, Go version 1.11 was released. I’ve been looking forward to this release, because of the introduction of modules. These allow for a more efficient way of building Go applications with Docker than was possible before, without using non-official external dependency managers. What’s new In this new release, Go adds support for ‘modules’. This is an alternative to using [...]

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Running a Unifi Controller on AWS Fargate, a good idea?

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For a company that heavily depends on cloud infrastructure we’re pretty much depending on being able to connect to that cloud. Our internet connection is our lifeline, you could argue. We all use laptops so we sort of expect a wireless connection to be available. Some people would say we have a lousy WiFi connection, although it works on my machine (because I set it up myself ;-). To be [...]

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The Cloud Native Engineer Role

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Cloud computing changed the required skills for software engineers and system administrators. IT departments that didn’t continuously researched and adopted new technologies are usually caught off-guard when they decide to “move to the cloud”. A cloud native IT department requires new skills as the software they have will need refactoring and repackaging to run and take advantage of the new [...]

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